Seven Surrenders and The Will to Battle: Books 2 & 3 of the Terra Ignota Quartet

Seven Surrenders and The Will to Battle: Books 2 & 3 of the Terra Ignota Quartet

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Released November 28, 2017
ISBN 978-1786699527
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If you would like the same number as book one, Too Like the Lightning, please let us know by 30th November 2017.


From 2017 John W. Campbell Award winner, Ada Palmer, the second book of Terra Ignota, a political science fiction epic of extraordinary audacity


"A cornucopia of dazzling, sharp ideas set in rich, wry prose that rewards rumination with layers of delight. Provocative, erudite, inventive, resplendent." --Ken Liu, author of The Grace of Kings


The year is 2454. Humanity has engineered a hard-won golden age, forged in the aftermath of a bitter conflict that wiped both religion and nation state from the planet. Now seven factions or 'Hives' co-govern the world by technological abundance, oracular statistical analysis, censorship and just a little blood.


For three centuries, the price of peace has been a few secret murders, mathematically planned to ensure that no single Hive dominates. It is a precarious balance, but now someone is intent on pushing it beyond its tipping point.


The price of imbalance is war – a war that could destroy humanity – and no one knows this better than convict Mycroft Canner, who, as his sentence, now serves the secret leaders working to forestall war.


But this time he guards a secret – a wild card that no degree of statistical analysis could have prophesied. Canner's wild card takes the unlikely form of a thirteen-year-old child. A child who can work miracles – turning thought into matter, into life – a child with the power to save the world, or to doom it.


Shot through with astonishing invention, Ada Palmer's Seven Surrenders is the next movement in one of the great science fiction epics of our time.


"Seven Surrenders veers expertly between love, murder, mayhem, parenthood, theology, and high politics. I haven't had this much fun with a book in a long time." --Max Gladstone, author of Three Parts Dead

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Ada Palmer

Ada Palmer is an author of science fiction and fantasy, a historian and a composer. She is a current finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and her debut novel, Too Like the Lightening, Book 1 of the Terra Ignota series, is a Hugo Award Finalist for Best Novel.

The novel is also the winner for the 2017 Compton Crook Award and was included in many 'Best SFF' lists in 2016, including Barnes & Noble's and the Guardian's, and was a Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Best Science Fiction as well as Tor.com's Reviewer Choice.

Ada's series mixes Enlightenment-era philosophy with traditional science fiction speculation to show us the year 2454, a utopian future threatened by cultural upheaval.

Ada Palmer teaches in the History Department at the University of Chicago, and did her PhD at Harvard University. She composes close harmony folk music with mythological, science fiction and fantasy themes, and performs with the a cappella group, Sassafrass. She also studies the history of manga anime, especially the 'God of Manga' Osamu Tezuka, blogs for Tor.com and writes the history / philosophy blog ExUrbe.com.

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