Book 1 of the Everness Series
By Ian McDonald
'Chock-full of awesome,' says Paolo Bacigalupi, 'the kind of airship-dueling, guns-blazing fantasy that makes me wish I could pop through to the next reality over!' - so join Everett and Sen on the airship Everness as they race through parallel worlds to save his dad!
'Chock-full of awesome,' says Paolo Bacigalupi, 'the kind of airship-dueling, guns-blazing fantasythat makes me wish I could pop through to the next reality over!'
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 called the Infundibulum: a map not just to the Ten Known Worlds, but to the entire multiverse - and someone wants to get her 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.
'Romantic, action-packed, wildly imaginative and full of heart' Cory Doctorow
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