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Edge by Thomas Blackthorne
Angry Robot Paperback  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780007349715
Date: 04 February 2010 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /

You may not have heard of Thomas Blackthorne, but you'll know (or certainly should) know of John Meaney, the author of both The Nulapeiron Sequence (consisting of Paradox, Context and Resolution) and also the Tristopolis books (Dark Blood - released in the US as Black Blood - and Bone Song).

Mr Blackthorne and Mr Meaney are one and the same, and in Edge the author takes a sharp new direction in this work which has been described by one reviewer as " intelligent, slick and brilliantly executed novel with a quite unexpected but superbly scripted ending" --

"Edge - in stores from Feb 2010You thought Big Brother was tough? Try Knife Edge – the reality TV show where wannabe knife fighters are the celebrities in a nation going to hell.

Britain, tomorrow. The ultimate response to knife crime has been instituted by a bankrupt government: duelling with knives has now been legalised. On Saturday nights, the nation sit down to watch the country’s best fighters slash it out on prime time.

When a young boy with hoplophobia (the fear of weaponry) runs away from home, his father hires a former special forces agent to find him. With the help of the boy’s psychiatrist, Josh Cumberland delves into the dark underbelly of the knife culture that has infected his country with no guarantee that the boy is even still alive..."

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