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The Hair Carpet Weavers

Andreas Eschbach Doryl Jensen

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Penguin US
20 October 2020
Science fiction; Fiction in translation; Future Society; Galactic Empires
In the dusty wastes of a far-flung planet, strange artisans toil. Like their fathers before them, they tie intricate knots out of the hair of their wives and daughters, slowly forming carpets. Delicate and unique, each carpet requires an entire lifetime of work - and all will be sold to pave the Emperor's palace. Then, one day, the empire falls. Soon, strange men begin to arrive from the stars, in search of the carpets' true destination. What they discover will astonish them all... Combining brilliant world-building with an irresistible sense of mystery, Andreas Eschbach's acclaimed space opera is also a compelling meditation on faith, fundamentalism and the meaning of life itself.
By:   Andreas Eschbach
Translated by:   Doryl Jensen
Imprint:   Penguin US
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 181mm,  Width: 111mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   187g
ISBN:   9780241454718
ISBN 10:   0241454719
Series:   Penguin Science Fiction
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   20 October 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Andreas Eschbach is one of Germany's preeminent science fiction writers. Nine of his novels have been awarded the Kurd-La=witz-Preis, while four have received the prestigious Deutscher Science Fiction Preis.

Reviews for The Hair Carpet Weavers

A magnum opus ... Even more astounding, it was Eschbach's debut * Kirkus * The Carpet Makers will blow you away ... clever, insightful, entertaining and satisfying * Analog * A world-class SF voice * Locus * An outstanding work -- John Clute Eschbach is a novelist with vision, with compassion, and with a sense of tragedy, of character, of spectacle, and of human possibility, and also human inevitability ... An unforgettable, beautiful, perpetually entertaining novel -- Orson Scott Card A novel of ideas that evokes complex emotions through the working out of an intricate and ultimately satisfying plot, with echoes of Gene Wolfe, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Isaac Asimov * The New York Times Book Review * German SF has recently produced at least one new writer on the world stage: Andreas Eschbach * The New York Review of Science Fiction *


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