Song of Time
by Ian R. Macleod
Cover Artist: Edward Miller
PS Publishing Ltd Ed Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9781906301217
Date: Mid - Late 2008 /
Uncorrected Proof Copy: A new novel by MacLeod, author of The Light Ages and The House of Storms, both of which I have reviewed here (follow the links).
"A man lies half-drowned on a Cornish beach at dawn in the furthest days of this century. The old woman who discovers him, once a famous concert violinist, is close to death herself... or a new kind of life she can barely contemplate. Does death still exist at all, or has it finally been obliterated? And who is this strange man she's found? Is he a figure returned from her past, a new messiah, or an empty vessel? Is he God, or the Devil?
Filled with love and music, death and life, mind-stretching ideas and sheer, simple humanity, spanning the world from the suburbs of Birmingham to the streets of a new-Renaissance Paris via the ruins of post-apocalyptic India.