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Centauri Device (#31 SF Masterworks)

M. John Harrison



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01 October 2000
Science fiction; GALAXY Special Event 1
But he was also the last of the Centaurans - or at least, half of him was - which meant that he was the only person who could operate the Centauri Device, a sentient bomb which might hold the key to settling a vicious space war.

This classic novel turns the space opera on its head, and is written with the precision and brilliance for which Harrison is renowned.
By:   M. John Harrison
Imprint:   Gollancz
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Volume:   No.31
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 132mm,  Spine: 16mm
Weight:   196g
ISBN:   9781857989977
ISBN 10:   185798997X
Series:   S.F. Masterworks
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   01 October 2000
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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SALES POINTS * #30 in the Millennium SF Masterworks series, a library of the finest science fiction ever written. * 'M. John Harrison is a blazing original ... a great imaginer and an extraordinary writer' Clive Barker * 'No one can use words like M. John Harrison' Michael Marshall Smith * 'A Zen Master of Prose' Iain Banks * 'I worship the work of M. John Harrison' Pat Cadigan

Reviews for Centauri Device (#31 SF Masterworks)

John Truck turns out to be part Centaurian - the last identifiable survivor of a genocidal war - and he's caught between two bloodthirsty Terran factions, both seeking the enigmatic weapon that was the Centaurian legacy to their destroyers. This one is well intentioned but self-indulgent - it has its moments but they're few and far between the light years. (Kirkus Reviews)

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