False Value - A Rivers of London novel (Paperback)Ben Aaronovitch (author)
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Shortlisted for the British Book Awards Pageturner Book of the Year 2021
Peter Grant is facing fatherhood, and an uncertain future, with equal amounts of panic and enthusiasm. Rather than sit around, he takes a job with emigre Silicon Valley tech genius Terrence Skinner's brand new London start up - the Serious Cybernetics Company.
Drawn into the orbit of Old Street's famous 'silicon roundabout', Peter must learn how to blend in with people who are both civilians and geekier than he is. Compared to his last job, Peter thinks it should be a doddle. But magic is not finished with Mama Grant's favourite son.
Because Terrence Skinner has a secret hidden in the bowels of the SCC. A technology that stretches back to Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage, and forward to the future of artificial intelligence. A secret that is just as magical as it technological - and just as dangerous.
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 320 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 30 mm
'I've been a fan of the series for years, so I went in expecting quite a lot from False Value - and it absolutely stepped up and delivered' - SF and Fantasy Reviews
'[Ben Aaronovitch's] masterfully crafted world of magic, ghosts and gruesome crimes gives the late, great Terry Pratchett a run for his money' - The Sun
'Ever-entertaining' - Locus
'Aaronovitch serves up the perfect blend of police procedural and urban fantasy.' - Morning Star
'Ben Aaronovitch takes the reader on an unforgettable ride into the fantastic.' - Starburst
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