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Five Minds (Hardback)Guy Morpuss (author)
Set in a future society where multiple minds can inhabit one body, Morpuss’ breathtaking mix of science fiction and crime thriller is based upon a dazzling central conceit that renders the novel truly unputdownable.
The Earth's spiralling population has finally been controlled. Lifespans are limited to eighty years, except for those who make an extreme choice: to become a commune. Five minds sharing one body, each living for four hours at a time.
But with a combined lifespan of nearly 150 years. Alex, Kate, Mike, Sierra and Ben have already spent twenty-five years together in what was once Mike's body, their frequent personality clashes leading to endless bickering, countless arguments, and getting themselves stranded on a Russian Artic freighter.
Wanting to buy upgrades for their next host body, they decide to travel to a Death Park where time can be gambled like money. But things go very wrong when Kate accepts a dangerous offer, and one of them disappears. Someone is trying to kill off members of the commune. But why? Is one of them responsible? Or is an outsider playing a deadly game?
It's hard enough to catch a murderer. It's almost impossible when you might be sharing a body with them... This brilliant murder mystery blends classic crime with speculative fiction in a stunning debut.
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 520 g
Dimensions: 236 x 158 x 34 mm
'The ultimate whodunit conundrum, this amazing concept blew my mind from the start. A thrilling, intelligent read' - Janice Hallett, author of The Appeal
'Part Bladerunner part Agatha Christie, this mind-bending pacy debut gives a whole new meaning to the locked-room mystery. Five Minds deserves to be huge' - Imran Mahmood, author of You Don't Know Me
'My mind is officially blown! This clever, twisty debut really delivers. Gripping, well-written and intriguing on every level' - Sarah Pearse, bestselling author of The Sanatorium
'Guy Morpuss is set to become a powerhouse in speculative crime. Tense, dark, gritty and high-concept, it's a feast of a book' - Helen Fields, author of A Perfect Crime
'A dazzling, thrilling rollercoaster ride: five strangers forced to share a body in a resource-depleted future find themselves caught up in a murder mystery. Full of ideas and excitement, it's a gripping fast-paced read' - Alex Pavesi, author of Eight Detectives
'I loved Five Minds - the worldbuilding of Gibson with the pace of The Running Man. A fantastic ride and a brilliant debut!' - Tim Glister, author of Red Corona
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