Beneath the World, a Sea (Paperback)
  • Beneath the World, a Sea (Paperback)
zoom

Beneath the World, a Sea (Paperback)

(author)
£8.99
Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 05/03/2020
  • 10+ in stock

Available

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

'A disturbing descent into a surreal world, written with a deft hand.' Adrian Tchaikovsky, winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award 2016

Deep in an unnamed, unknown rainforest, Ben Ronson, a British police officer, investigates a spate of killings of a local, vaguely humanoid species. With long limbs and black button eyes, the Duendes are strange and silent creatures that have a deep psychic effect on people, unleashing the subconscious and exposing their innermost thoughts and fears. Ben rapidly becomes fascinated by the Duendes, but as his inquiry unfolds so too does he.

Beneath the World, A Sea is a tour de force of modern fiction - a deeply searching and unsettling novel about the human subconscious, and all that lies beneath.


'Beckett is superb at undercutting reader assumptions with a casual line of dialogue or acute psychological observation: the book reads like Conrad's Heart of Darkness reimagined by JG Ballard.' Guardian

Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781786491572
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 268 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
A disturbing descent into a surreal world, written with a deft hand. * Adrian Tchaikovsky, winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award 2016 *
Beckett is superb at undercutting reader assumptions with a casual line of dialogue or acute psychological observation: the book reads like Conrad's Heart of Darkness reimagined by JG Ballard. * Guardian *
Utterly compelling... it lingers in the memory. 5*s * SFX *
The Eden trilogy is a remarkable achievement: with wit, insight and invention Beckett has imagined a scientific Genesis not just about a society, but about the culture and myths that sustain it. It is both politically astute and theologically compelling. * Stuart Kelly, Guardian, on the Eden Trilogy *
Chris Beckett is a genius * Eric Brown on Spring Tide *
Eden is building into one of most vivid and fascinating places in modern SF. * Eddie Robson, SFX (review for The Eden Trilogy) *
An uneasy read that manages to feel both timely and urgent... Beckett offers an intelligent, visceral reminder that unless we change what today looks like, tomorrow will be turbulent indeed. * Guardian on America City *
Compelling... a grim demonstration of how one person can change history, but not control it. * SFX on America City *
A captivating and haunting book * Daily Mail on Dark Eden *

You may also be interested in...

Dune
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.99
Paperback
Dune Messiah
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Piranesi
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Eye Of The World
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Ready Player Two
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Six Crimson Cranes
Added to basket
£14.99   £12.99
Hardback
The Ex Hex
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Haunting Season
Added to basket
Dune
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
Lore Olympus: Volume One
Added to basket
Solo Leveling, Vol. 1 (manga)
Added to basket
Dune
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
These Violent Delights
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.99
Paperback
A Deadly Education
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Attack on Titan Omnibus 1 (Vol. 1-3)
Added to basket

“Hypnotic and strange”

I enjoyed reading this book, it really drew me in with its dreamy and hypnotic descriptions of another world. The purple and pink dust jacket of the book reflects the colours of the strange forest that grows in the... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 23

“As colourful as the book cover”

It is one of the most fascinating books I've read in a long time. Duende being a magical world discovered by accident. I love the underlying premise that as any magic, there's always a cost. For example on... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 21

“Meh”

The cover: very pretty and also rather unique after reading the first few chapters I have to say it reflects the story very well.

The Blurb: I was drawn in due to how bizarre the story sounded. Something different... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 18

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.