by Colin Harvey
Angry Robot Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780007321018
Date: 01 October 2009 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
This month's Angry Robot are capped off with this hard SF adventure by British author Colin Harvey (see here for his blog).
"Karl Allman … crashes pretty spectacularly on a barely habitable planet (it’s a description worthy of Iain M. Banks). He is helped by Bera, a woman shunned by her social group/fostered family for an illegitimate and failed child. Together these two break from the trial group causing a hunt across the icy and mostly barren and strangely, starkly beautiful landscape… Karl is looking for a possibly mythical ship/beacon through which he can send a signal for aid and Bera is looking for freedom from the oppressive system that has kept the failing colony going for generations … This is a tale about personal struggle and will leave you thinking about it weeks later. [Colin Harvey] deserves a place on your shelf along with Asher, Reynolds, Hamilton and Stross." -- Deadwood Reviews