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Head of Zeus -- an AdAstra Book
02 July 2024
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A first contact SF novel, from the Hugo Award–winning author of Folding Beijing.

2080, the world is divided, dominated by two antagonistic factions, the Pacific League and the Atlantic Alliance. Tensions are high and the smallest disturbance in the status quo could set the world on fire.

And a signal flickering through deep space could be just that spark.

As three young scientists form an alliance to decode the signal, they realise that the answers don't only lie in deep space, they also lie deep in humanity's past.

What they discover will change everything: our past, present and future.

If we have one.
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Imprint:   Head of Zeus -- an AdAstra Book
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 148mm, 
ISBN:   9781786696557
ISBN 10:   178669655X
Pages:   368
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Hao Jingfang won the 2016 Hugo Award for Best Novelette for Folding Beijing, translated by Ken Liu, marking the first Hugo awarded to a Chinese woman. Hao works as a macroeconomics researcher at China Development Research Foundation in Beijing. Ken Liu is the author of the epic fantasy series The Dandelion Dynasty, as well as short story collections The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories and The Hidden Girl and Other Stories. He has won the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and other top genre awards around the world for his fiction. A programmer and lawyer, he speaks and consults on futurism, technology history, and sustainable storytelling.

Reviews for Jumpnauts

A fresh approach – emphasising Chinese history, and including scenes of martial artistry along with philosophical debates – adds extra zest to the popular idea of wise and helpful aliens in this entertaining adventure. * The Guardian * An invigorating, jostling mix of hard science, adventure, Chinese philosophy and good old martial arts. * Daily Mail * A twisty first-contact thriller...genuinely entertaining and inventive * SFX * Relentlessly charming... It is precisely its madcap range that makes it such a treat, its total lack of interest in distinctions between highbrow and lowbrow entertainment or between philosophy and mere fancy * Washington Post *

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