When The Sparrow Falls (Paperback)
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When The Sparrow Falls (Paperback)

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Published: 08/07/2021
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In the future, AI are everywhere. They are our employers, our employees, our friends, lovers and even our children. Over half the human race lives online. But in the Caspian Republic, the last true human beings have made their stand, and their repressive, one-party state is locked in perpetual cold war with the outside world.
Security Agent Nikolai South is tasked with escorting a dead journalist’s widow through the virulently anti-AI and repressive Caspian Republic. But as they delve deeper into the circumstances surrounding the death and the secrets it uncovers, South must choose between his loyalty to his country and his conscience.

Publisher: Rebellion Publishing Ltd.
ISBN: 9781781089163
Number of pages: 384
Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 23 mm


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"The world of the Caspian Republic is drawn with precision worthy of Philip K. Dick and the plot, with its gripping twists and turns, is worthy of comparison with Le Carré at his best. Rarely does such an exciting and innovative new voice emerge, both refreshing the genre and reminding the reader of what made them fall in love with it in the first place." -- Jessica Traynor, essayist and poet

“A gripping and intriguing debut.” -- Amelia Mellor, author of The Grandest Bookshop in the World

"A propulsive science fiction thriller... richly imagined [and] expertly told." -- Kevin Power, author of Bad Day in Blackrock and White City

"Part spy thriller, part dark dystopian, When The Sparrow Falls is a complex examination of identity, technology, power, and control." - The Nerd Daily

"An impressive debut" - ParSec Magazine

"A witty, playfully philosophical exploration of what it means to be human in a digital age." - SFX

“An original and gripping thriller.” - The Guardian

"A gripping and unsettling work of science fiction." - SciFiNow

“Mixes Cold War nostalgia with smart thinking about artificial intelligence and spiritual identity.” -- The Times Sci-Fi Book of the Month - The Times

“A complex, sometimes profound novel.” -- The FT - The FT

"The fast-paced and engaging plot, and the extraordinarily interesting political dynamics of the setting make for one of the best debut novels of the year." - The Hugo Book Club Blog

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“Dystopian thriller set in future”

I really enjoyed this. In essence a dystopian thriller set a couple of hundred years into the future. Mankind has embraced Artificial Intelligence but the Caspian Republic is a hold-out nation desperately clinging on... More

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“A fantastic and grim read”

I always get slightly wary when a book is billed as being the perfect mashup between two brilliant and important books. I always get excited, it always raises my expectations and a lot of the time I am left... More

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“An excellent neo-noir/cyberpunk mashu-up that hits all the right spots.”

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars.

In the Twenty-Third Century, over half of the human race has evolved beyond the need for a physical body, their conscious minds transferred into an endless virtual nirvana. AI all but run... More

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