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The Rosetta Codex by Richard Paul Russo
Orbit Paperback  ISBN/ITEM#: 1841492981
Date: 01 December, 2005 List Price £6.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /

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A new novel from Philip K. Dick award winning author Richard Paul Russo.

"A tensely plotted tale of ambition and discovery with huge appeal to readers of SF on a grand scale."

"Six-year-old Cale's first experiences of primitive Conrad's World were violent and tragic. Cale's wealthy father was killed in space on a business venture, leaving a lone shuttle to make landfall in the desert. Cale's guardian Sidonie was attacked as she lay dying after the crash, leaving Cale to be brought up alone among exiles and criminals.

Ten years later, Cale flees to the capital Morningstar and there joins the radical Resurrectionists - like him they believe the city was built on an ancient alien civilisation. Cale is driven to find an alien 'gateway' discussed in an old text, even at the cost of enraging his new family, and tracked every step of the way by the sinister Blackburn and his Sarakeen..."

(Source: Orbit)

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