'I nearly missed you, Doctor August,' she says. 'I need to send a message.' This is the story of what Harry does next, and what he did before, and how he tries to save a past he cannot change and a future he cannot allow.
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"A truly extraordinary novel: an impeccable portrait of a friendship tortured by time in which masterful character and fantastic narrative come together to tremendous effect" ( TOR.COM)
"A brave, genre-defying novel, which is mind-blowing in its originality and bold concept . . . Stunning!" ( NOVELICIOUS)
"Part unique and intriguing mystery, part philosophical look at life, memory and time travel this story kept me totally gripped from the opening words to the mind-blowing finale" ( BITE THE BOOK)
" The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August is an extraordinary novel, as the publicity has promised" ( The Speculative Scotsman)
Von Ingo Guenther Am hilfreichsten 17.01.2017
Remarkable new British SF
This is one of the few positive surprises in new SF stories available. It feels, in terms of depth and expression, like a mix of Old School SF (e.g. Bradbury) and the modern variants (e.g. Iain Banks).
The story is complex and well told, using a classic SF method: What if everything is the same, but just one minor fact has changed? Some people, after dying, reincarnate into their own body at the time of birth - struggling with the incapabilities of babyhood, but still knowing about their previous live. Some of them even can remember EVERYTHING they've gone through before.
It unfolds into a tale of friendship, hubris and dystopia.
This book is a masterpiece and well read, too (OK - maybe I'm slightly biased, because Peter Kenny read most of Iain Banks' books to me). I'm really looking forward to reading (listening to) the other books from this very talented author.
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