Harmony by Charles HRH The Prince of Wales

77%

12 Critic Reviews

This book is overall an admirable explanation of Prince Charles’s philosophy and outlook.
-The Royal Universe

Synopsis

The aliens are here, all around us. They always have been. And now, one by one, they’re destroying our cities.

Dodge Mercer deals in identities, which is fine until the day he deals the wrong identity and clan war breaks out. Hope Burren has no identity, and no past, struggling with a relentless choir of voices filling her head.

In a world where nothing is as it seems, where humans are segregated and aliens can sing realities and tear worlds apart, Dodge and Hope lead a ragged band of survivors in a search for the rumoured sanctuary of Harmony, and what may be the only hope for humankind.
 

About Charles HRH The Prince of Wales

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Keith Brooke is a British novelist with a string of highly acclaimed short fictions and one previous novel from Solaris, a hit with critics, The Accord. He lives in the English county of Essex near to the sea. The biggest writers in SF regularly laud his output and with the release of alt.human the public are set to welcome a major talent into the charts."Keith Brooke's prose achieves a rare honesty and clarity, hischaracters always real people, his situations intriguing and often moving."--Jeff VanderMeer"Keith Brooke is a wonderful writer. His great gift is taking us intoworlds we never imagined, looking at the futurescape through the eyes ofpeople a lot like us."--Kit Reed"A progressive and skilful writer."--Peter F Hamilton
 
Published May 27, 2012 by Solaris. 416 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Harmony
All: 12 | Positive: 10 | Negative: 2

Guardian

Below average
Reviewed by Rowan Moore on Nov 05 2010

The prince is darkly suspicious of economic growth – which is to say of other people's hunger for possessions rather than his own.

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The Independent

Excellent
Reviewed by John Gray on Oct 22 2010

He emerges from this book as very much like the people he wants to lead - anxiously looking for a way out from the intractable difficulties we presently confront, while remaining stuck fast in the disconnected modern world.

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The Telegraph

Excellent
Reviewed by John Preston on Oct 24 2010

But then even those people who disagree with Charles’s every word will be hard pushed to deny that this is a bold and, in many respects, a courageous book

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Upcoming4.Me

Excellent
Reviewed by Upcoming4me on Jul 01 2012

Alt.human is great novel, full of ideas and definitely fresh take on the genre. 

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Eco Bites

Above average
on Mar 16 2014

Harmony presents an integrated view of how we might positively address the awesome challenges that confront humankind. Harmony is a timely call to global action.

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Philosophy In Wessex

Good
Reviewed by Raymond Payne on Jan 04 2012

Perhaps “Harmony” will be the word to change us all to “A New Way of Looking at the World”. Everyone should read this book.

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The Ecologist

Excellent
Reviewed by Jemima Roberts on Oct 21 2010

The book's weaknesses are dwarfed by the towering strength of its underlying philosophy.

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Fantasy Book Critic

Below average
Reviewed by Liviu Suciu on Jun 06 2012

Harmony turned out to be a pretty engaging but ultimately minor sf.

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Civilitas

Good
Reviewed by Michael Dudley on Feb 03 2011

Indeed, the main problem with Harmony is that, while the prince isn't immodest about his contributions, he can't resist inserting himself at every opportunity

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Borg Food Chain

Good
Reviewed by Jennie Wilson on Jan 31 2011

It is a royal invitation to each of us to join him in a sustainability revolution. How can anyone (in their right mind) refuse such an offer?

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The Royal Universe

Good
Reviewed by The Royal Universe on Nov 01 2010

This book is overall an admirable explanation of Prince Charles’s philosophy and outlook.

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Livable Cities

Good
Reviewed by Livable Cities on Jan 04 2010

In his recent book, Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World, HRH The Prince of Wales presents an eloquent and impassioned call for a Sustainability Revolution.

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