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Ruin's Wake

Patrick Edwards



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Titan Books
01 April 2019
*A Prometheus Award 2020 Finalist* A moving and powerful science fiction novel with themes of love, revenge and identity on a totalitarian world. A story about humanity, and the universal search to find salvation in the face of insurmountable odds. An old soldier in exile embarks on a desperate journey to find his dying son. A young woman trapped in an abusive marriage with a government official finds hope in an illicit love. A female scientist uncovers a mysterious technology that reveals that her world is more fragile than she believed. Ruin's Wake imagines a world ruled by a totalitarian government, where history has been erased and individual identity is replaced by the machinations of the state. As the characters try to save what they hold most dear - in one case a dying son, in the other secret love - their fates converge to a shared destiny.
Imprint:   Titan Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 203mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   369g
ISBN:   9781785658792
ISBN 10:   1785658794
Pages:   416
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Patrick Edwards lives in Bristol and has never grown out of his fascination with science and the future. In 2014, he decided to give writing a go and graduated from the Bath Spa Creative Writing MA with distinction. His first novel, Ruin's Wake, was inspired by the works of Iain M. Banks and modern-day North Korea.

Reviews for Ruin's Wake

With the political thrust of Iain M. Banks and the equanimity in characterization of Adrian Tchaikovsky, Edwards is a writer to watch. - Booklist an amazing debut...I cannot wait to see what else Edwards may have in store for us in the future - Looking Glass Reads

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