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Railhead (Hardback)
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Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 01/10/2015
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Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017! "Come with me, Zen Starling", she had said. The girl in the red coat. But how did she know his name? The Great Network is a place of drones and androids, maintenance spiders and Station Angels. The place of the thousand gates, where sentient trains criss-cross the galaxy in a heartbeat. Zen Starling is a petty thief, a street urchin from Thunder City. So when mysterious stranger Raven sends Zen and his new friend Nova on a mission to infiltrate the Emperor's train, he jumps at the chance to traverse the Great Network, to cross the galaxy in a heartbeat, to meet interesting people - and to steal their stuff. But the Great Network is a dangerous place, and Zen has no idea where his journey will take him... The long-awaited new blockbuster from Carnegie-medal-winning author Philip Reeve.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780192742759
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 434 g
Dimensions: 215 x 161 x 30 mm


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'There is plenty here to please fans: vivid world-building, extraordinary beings and a story of epic proportions.' * Fiona Noble, The Bookseller *
'There were so many other extraordinary beings and imaginative details that pulled together to create a thrilling ride into a whimsical futuristic world.' * Library4Deliquents *
'This book was so good; I loved every second of it.' * Megan Chambers, age 14, for lovereading4kids.co.uk *
'A stand-out book in the overcrowded modern sci-fi genre, Railhead is an utterly brilliant and original story.' * Louisa Cunliffe, age 18, for lovereading4kids.co.uk *
'...satisfying, twisting and turning without losing momentum' * Brosencrantz blog *
'...the emotions of the characters (even the robot who wants freckles) draws you in wholeheartedly. Railhead is superb.' * Martin Chilton, The Telegraph in 'The Best Young Adult Books of 2015' *
'...this novel may be the stand out sci-fi novel of the year.' * Starburst Magazine *
'It's a must read for sci-fi fans!' * Minion Potter, The Guardian *
'an electrifying triumph' * 'Staff Picks', Mail Bookshop *
'it's an adrenaline ride that takes the reader through multiple emotions' * MinervaReads Book Blog *
'Its greatest pleasures are its details, which are as richly imagined as in the best adult science fiction' * SF Said, The Guardian *
'Philip Reeve has again created a detailed, plausible new world in Railhead ... may well be up there with the world he created in his Mortal Engines quartet' * Toby Clements, The Daily Telegraph, Selected as Editor's Choice and one of the best books for Christmas 2015 *
'a futuristic vision that enthrals and chills' * Suzi Feay, The Financial Times *
'Scope and potential fizz and pop' * Catholic Universe *
'Philip Reeve ... creates another of his extraordinary imaginary worlds, this time for teenagers' * The Oldie *
'A futuristic vision that enthrals and thrills' * Suzi Feay, The Financial Times online *
'The world itself is magnetic' * Ella Walker, Evening Echo (Cork) *
'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 47

“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 44

“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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