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Railhead (Paperback)
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Railhead (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 04/08/2016
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Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017! Step Aboard - the Universe is Waiting. The Great Network is a place of drones and androids, Hive Monks and Station Angels. The place of the thousand gates, where sentient trains criss-cross the galaxy in a heartbeat. It is also a place of great dangers - especially for someone who rides the rails and rides his luck the way Zen Starling does. Once Zen was just a petty thief, stealing to support his family and living by his wits. Now everything has changed. Zen is still a thief - but it could be that the key to the whole universe rests on finding out what else he is ...

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780192742766
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 229 g
Dimensions: 199 x 130 x 20 mm


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'With many twists and turns along the track and high-octane action all the way to the thrilling climax, Railhead never lets up on delivering the thrills and creativity readers expect from a story like this.' * Young Post/South China Morning Post *
Sci-fi fans will delight in this lightning-paced and satisfying read * The School Librarian *

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“Ingenius and massively enjoyable new novel from a sci-fi master”

If you are looking for an awesome new sci-fi novel to read, look no further. Railhead is the one.

Welcome to the future. A world brimming with technology, running on data networks, androids (aka motoriks) and... More

Hardback edition
21st September 2015
Helpful? Upvote 46

“All aboard for adventure and danger!”

This is a great antidote to the current wave of dystopian fiction. The future here has a more optimistic feeling, although there is an underclass of people, the whole universe feels lighter.

Space travel here is... More

Hardback edition
12th August 2015
Helpful? Upvote 43

“Sci -fi for those who think they don't like Sci-fi and those who do ”

I don't usually like Sci-fi but this is such a fantastic book that I made an exception. Why? Well the sci-fi /technology elements never sink the human/ Motorik (androids/robots) storylines. You invest heavily... More

Hardback edition
23rd October 2015
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