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Down to the Bone

Quantum Gravity Book Five

Justina Robson

429 pp • ISBN: 978-1-61614-379-4
Trade Paperback (6" x 9") • $17
August 2011
Cover Illustration: ©Larry Rostant

 


Lila Black faces her greatest challenge yet as she takes herself, her dead lover, and the AI in her head into death's realm …

Lila Black is now a shape-shifting machine plugged into the Signal—the total dataset of all events in the known universe and all potential events; Zal, the elf rock star with a demon soul, is now a shadow form animated and given material actualization by firelight; Teazle the demon has taken up the swords of Death and is on the way to becoming an angel. To say this puts some pressure on their three-way marriage is an understatement.

Meanwhile the human world is seeing an inexplicable influx of the returning dead, and they’re not the only ones. Many old evils are returning to haunt the living following three harbingers of destruction created in the ancient past.

What seems epic is revealed as personal to all concerned as events unfold and that which cannot be escaped must be faced. Heroic destinies unravel as greater powers reveal themselves the true masters of the game.



Reviews

Praise for the Quantum Gravity Series:

"An immensely entertaining mixture of rock and roll, introspection, and action." —Booklist

"For Fans of...Tolkien, had he gone electric, dropped acid, and discovered tantric sex."
—Entertainment Weekly

"The work of a smart and sexy novelist having smart and sexy fun."
—Locus

"[Keeping It Real] by far the most entertaining book Robson has written, a novel packed with memorable characters and ideas but that doubles as holiday reading escapism. No mean balancing act."
—SFX



Justina Robson

Justina Robson is the author of Keeping It Real, Selling Out, Going Under, and Chasing the Dragon (Books 1-4 of the Quantum Gravity series). Her first novel, Silver Screen, published in August 1999 in the UK and in 2005 by Pyr, was short-listed for the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the BSFA Award, and was nominated for the Philip K. Dick award. Her second novel, Mappa Mundi, together with Silver Screen, won the Amazon.co.uk Writer’s Bursary in 2000 and was also short-listed for the Arthur C. Clarke Award in 2001. A third novel, Natural History, a far-future novel, placed second in the 2004 John W. Campbell Award, was short-listed for the Best Novel of 2003 in the British Science Fiction Association Awards, and was also nominated for the 2006 Philip K. Dick Award, receiving a special citation. A fourth novel, Living Next Door to the God of Love, was a finalist for the BSFA Award.

Visit Justina Robson's Web site at www.JustinaRobson.com.