Recursion (Hardback)Blake Crouch (author)
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A dazzling science fiction yarn with plenty to say about the nature of recollection and the consequences of grief, Recursion posits a society in which people are waking up with different lives, and scientists are engineering a tool to preserve memories. A thoughtful, compelling new novel from a distinctive voice in contemporary SF.
A breathtaking exploration of memory and what it means to be human, Recursion is the follow-up novel to the smash-hit thriller, Dark Matter, by Blake Crouch.
What if someone could rewrite your entire life?
'My son has been erased.'
Those are the last words the woman tells Barry Sutton before she leaps from the Manhattan rooftop.
Deeply unnerved, Barry begins to investigate her death only to learn that this wasn't an isolated case. All across the country, people are waking up to lives different from the ones they fell asleep to. Are they suffering from False Memory Syndrome, a mysterious, new disease that afflicts people with vivid memories of a life they never lived? Or is something far more sinister behind the fracturing of reality all around him?
Miles away, neuroscientist Helena Smith is developing a technology that allows us to preserve our most intense memories and relive them. If she succeeds, anyone will be able to re-experience a first kiss or the birth of a child.
Barry's search for the truth leads him on an impossible, astonishing journey as he discovers that Helena's work has yielded a terrifying gift . . .
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 572 g
Dimensions: 241 x 161 x 35 mm
'Crouch isn't just a world-class thriller writer, he's a Philip K. Dick for the modern age. Recursion takes mind-twisting premises and embeds them in a deeply emotional story about time and loss and grief and most of all, the glory of the human heart.' - Gregg Hurwitz, international bestselling author of Orphan X
'It's not often I plough through a book in two days. But Blake Crouch's action-packed, brilliantly unique Recursion had me up late and shirking responsibilities until I had devoured the last page. A fantastic read.' - Andy Weir, Number one New York Times bestselling author of The Martian
'Blake Crouch has invented his own brand of page-turner--fearlessly genre-bending, consistently surprising, and determined to explode the boundaries of what a thriller can be.' - Karin Slaughter
'Blake Crouch is brilliant. His innovative novels never fail to grip!' - Sarah Pekkanen, best-selling co-author of The Wife Between Us
'This is a mind-twisting exploration of memory and what it means to be human. If you're into thoughtful, fluidly written science fiction, this one will hit the mark.' - ES Magazine
'Blake Crouch's fantastic, mind-blowing philosophical thriller.' - Yahoo News
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