Subterranean Press, 2011, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: New Book, Dust Jacket Condition: New, LImited Numbered, Illustrated By: Potter J.K.
No. 820 of 1000. Book was delivered new from wholesaler and is unread. Jacket Description/Flap: Welcome to the Stasis, the clandestine, near-omnipotent organization that stands at the heart of Charles Stross's Hugo Award-winning novella, Palimpsest. By mastering the mysteries of the Timegate, the Stasis has repeatedly steered mankind away from the brink of utter extinction. Through countless millennia, through the "mayfly flickerings" of innumerable transient civilizations, its members have intervened at critical junctions, reseeding the galaxy with viable potential survivors. In the process, they have reconfigured the basic structure of the universe, all in the name of human continuity. Pierce is a newly recruited member of the Stasis, serving out a complex twenty- year apprenticeship while struggling to find his way through the paradoxical maze of history (and unhistory) that surrounds him. As his once simple existence expands and replicates over vast stretches of time, Pierce uncovers a new and unexpected destiny, one that will embroil him in the larger purposes of the Stasis and in the ultimate, unresolved fate of humanity itself. Skillfully merging the threads of an individual life with the grandest, most overarching concerns, Palimpsest offers both visionary brilliance and narrative excitement in equal measure. Powerfully imagined, beautifully constructed, and written throughout with great economy of means, it is the kind of mind-expanding mini-epic that only science fiction and only a master practitioner like Charles Stross could produce. Size: 180mm-250mm. 131 pages. Has never been read but has been in storage since 2011. MC Illustrator: Potter J.K.. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Science Fiction; Main Picture: Front Cover. Picture 2: Signature Page. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 15103.