Selling Out (Quantum Gravity, Book 2)
by Justina Robson
Cover Artist: Larry Rostant
Review by Juliet McKenna
Pyr Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781591025979
Date: 31 October 2007 List Price $15.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
[Editor's Note: This review originally ran in our April 2007 issue. The paperback is being released this month.]
In Keeping It Real: Quantum Gravity #1, the first in her Quantum Gravity series, Justina Robson put a unique spin on the debate over where to draw the line between science fiction and fantasy. She erased it. In her near-future world, 2015 saw a quantum explosion that has linked the Earth of our reality to the elven, fey, demonic and elemental realms, not to mention the death dimension. Now a band like Mode-X with an elf as lead singer and faery backing vocals can be a world-wide pop sensation.From official release/information:
Book Description: Book two of the Quantum Gravity series sees Lila Black drawn into the intoxicatingly dangerous demon realm. Capricious, in love with beauty, demons are best left to themselves. This is not easy when they can't resist tampering with humans.
Justina Robson's new series is a joyful melding of science fiction and fantasy brought together in the figure of the dangerously lovely Lila Black, a 21-year-old secret agent who's had much of her body replaced with weapon-and-armor-heavy intelligent metal and who isn't sure where her mind ends and her installed AI begins. Lila's world is one where demons, elves, and elementals live alongside people. And somehow Lila and the other agents of the security agency have to provide security for all and stay alive themselves.