Nova Swing by M. John Harrison

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Years after Ed Chianese’s fateful trip into the Kefahuchi Tract, the tract has begun to expand and change in ways we never could have predicted—and, even more terrifying, parts of it have actually begun to fall to Earth, transforming the landscapes they encounter.

Not far from Moneytown, in a neighborhood of underground clubs, body-modification chop shops, adolescent contract killers, and sexy streetwalking Monas, you’ll find the Saudade Event Site: a zone of strange geography, twisted physics, and frightening psychic onslaughts—not to mention the black and white cats that come pouring out at irregular intervals.

Vic Serotonin is a “travel agent” into and out of Saudade. His latest client is a woman who’s nearly as unpredictable as the site itself—and maybe just as dangerous. She wants a tour just as a troubling new class of biological artifacts are leaving the site—living algorithms that are transforming the world outside in inexplicable and unsettling ways. Shadowed by a metaphysically inclined detective determined to shut his illegal operation down, Vic must make sense of a universe rapidly veering toward a virulent and viral form of chaos…and a humanity almost lost.

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About M. John Harrison

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M. John Harrison is the award-winning author of eight previous novels and four collections of short stories. His fifth novel, Viriconium, was shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize and his sixth, Climbers, won the Boardman Tasker Award. Light was recently awarded the James Tiptree Jr. Award and shortlisted for the 2002 Arthur C. Clarke Award.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Published September 25, 2007 by Bantam. 338 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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and when we gain access to the interior of the site, we begin to get the point of Harrison's sometimes stiff style - a gnarly clarity of diction as much like "ordinary" science fiction writing as the language of Peter Carey's The Unusual Life of Tristram Smith resembles a travelogue - because tha...

Nov 10 2006 | Read Full Review of Nova Swing (Light)

Entertainment Weekly

Nova Swing (2007) In Nova Swing , the sequel to '04's Light , Vic Serotonin runs illicit tours into the Saudade Event Site, a Bermuda Triangle-like area of… 2007-09-25 M.

Oct 19 2007 | Read Full Review of Nova Swing (Light)

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Set ten years after the events of Light, Nova Swing takes place along the urban coastal towns of Saudade, where an anomaly entitled the Event Site that stems from the infamous Kefahuchi Tract has engineered fables of mystery and danger for the lives of citizens working along this busy commerce pl...

Feb 25 2009 | Read Full Review of Nova Swing (Light)

Bookmarks Magazine

John Harrison's novel Light (2002), characters from across time and space are drawn toward a disturbance in the ever-expanding universe known as the Tefahuchi Tract.

Dec 03 2007 | Read Full Review of Nova Swing (Light)

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