Seven Surrenders (Terra Ignota, #2)
by Ada Palmer
Review by Sam Lubell
Tor Books Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780765378026
Date: 21 February 2017 List Price $26.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK
Book Description: Seven Surrenders continues Ada Palmer's unique science fiction epic of a utopia on the verge of collapse brought about by human impulses. Terra Ignota is a world in which near-instantaneous travel from continent to continent is free to all; in which automation now provides for everybody's basic needs; in which nobody living can remember an actual war. In Terra Ignota, it is illegal for thee or more poeple to gather for the practice of religion--but ecumenical "sensayers" minister in private, one-on-one; gendered language is archaic and to dress as strongly male or female is deeply taboo; nationality is a fading memory, and most people identify instead with their choice of the seven global Hives, distinguished from one another by their different approaches to the big questions of life.
Terra Ignota is a world in which unknown to most, the entire social order is teetering on the edge of collapse. Now Bridger, the child who can bring inanimate objects to conscious life, is at the center of a conspiracy.
(Source: Tor Books)