Book 1 of the Everness Series
By Ian McDonald
An airship-duelling, guns-blazing fantasy novel that will leave you wishing you could unlock the infundibulum, join the Airish and take to the skies.
There is not just one you, there are many yous. We're part of a multiplicity of universes in parallel dimensions - and Everett Singh's dad has found a way in.
But he's been kidnapped, and now it is as though Everett's dad never existed. Yet there is one clue for his son to follow, a mysterious app: the Infundibulum.
The app is a map, not just to the Ten Known Worlds, but to the entire multiverse - and there are those who want to get their hands on it very badly. If Everett's going to keep it safe and rescue his dad, he's going to need friends: like Captain Anastasia Sixmith, her adopted daughter and the crew of the airship Everness.
Ian McDonald is one of Britain's most awarded and critically acclaimed SF writers; both The Dervish House and Brasyl have won the British SF Award and have been shortlisted for the Hugo Award. He currently lives in Belfast.
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25 Apr 2013
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Jo Fletcher Books
'Has the high quality of writing that engages the reader and carries the plot forward at a furious pace ... Ian McDonald is one of those writers who is capable of charming any reader with his story-telling abilities. This does not disappoint' Birmingham SF Group. — Birmingham SF Group
'Ripping yarn ... Engaging adventure with sequels coming' Seven magazine (Sunday Telegraph). — Seven magazine
'A cracking adventure story' SFX magazine. — SFX magazine
'Exhilarating ... a series that stands to redefine award-winning author Ian McDonald's place in the multiverse of speculative fiction' Speculative Scotsman. — Speculative Scotsman
'Right from the word go, Planesrunner has the reader sucked in. McDonald has an incredible economy of style' Starburst magazine. — Starburst magazine
'McDonald writes with scientific and literary sophistication, as well as a wicked sense of humour. This first volume of the Everness series is a winner' Publishers Weekly. — Publishers Weekly
'Shining imagination, pulsing suspense and sparkling writing make this one stand out' Kirkus Reviews. — Kirkus Reviews
'Where McDonald's narrative really shines is the detail in which he describes E3 ... There are similarities to Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials' Telegraph.co.uk. — Telegraph.co.uk