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BONE SONG by  John Meaney - First British Edition 1st Printing - 2007 - from Joe Staats, Bookseller (SKU: 19180)

BONE SONG

BONE SONG by  John Meaney - First British Edition 1st Printing - 2007 - from Joe Staats, Bookseller (SKU: 19180)
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BONE SONG

by Meaney, John

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  • hardcover
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ISBN 10
057507955X
ISBN 13
9780575079557
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London, U.K.: Gollancz, 2007. First British Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. As New/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Welcome to Death's City. Lieutenant Donal Connor has been given the most bizarre of new cases. Four famous stage performers have died in recent months, thee of them in state capitals within Transifica, the fourth in far Zurinam. And now the idolised Diva, Maria de Livnova is coming to Tristopolis. Donal's boss is determined that nothing like this is ever to happen in his city. Connor is to have anything he needs as long the Diva lives. And so begins a dark investigation through a world where corpses give up their pyschic energy in the massive necrofulx generators that power the city, where gargoyles talk, where wraiths work in slavery, a world of the dead where corruption is alive. This is an extraordinary SF novel set in alternate universe quite unlike any imagined in SF before; a universe where magic and the supernatural and the undead are given a scientific rationale and horrfyingly plausible rationale. The novel's setting, Tristopolis, is the ultimate noir city; an immense baroque creation of haunted stone skyscrapers, black metal and city-wide catacombs. Its hero, Donal Connor, is immensely likeable and easy to identify with. Even once he's dead. As new, unread copy, in fine, mylar-protected dust jacket. L72

Synopsis

Hailed as "the first important new SF writer of the 21st century," John Meaney delivers a darkly luminous new thriller that blends futuristic noir with gothic fantasy. Here, in a city of the dead where desire is very much alive and murder a pleasure for connoisseurs, an honest cop must face his own darkest impulses just to have a prayer.There have been four victims already. Famed for their beauty and one-of-a-kind artistic gifts, they were murdered in the most shocking ways imaginable and their corpses stolen. Now the famed diva Maria daLivnova is arriving in Tristopolis--a city literally powered by the massive necroflux generators that process the dead--and it is up to Lieutenant Donal Riordan to make sure she ends her limited engagement alive.But Riordan isn't the only one watching deLivnova. For the Diva is being followed by two other secret "protectors": Commander Laura Steele--who's made a more or less successful transition to para-life--and her partner, the invisible free-wraith Xalia. They are part of the necropolis's vast underground network and they've mobilized against an unseen enemy for a battle of epic proportions. For a perverse death cult with powerful members in every stratum of society has learned how to distill from the bones of their sacrificed victims the ultimate thrill--a nectar that, once tasted, is impossible to resist. And the more precious the life, the greater the pleasure it is to take it away.Soon Riordan will find himself in the unlikeliest of alliances as he journeys through a world of corruption--both aboveground and below--among gargoyles and zombies, spirit slaves and assassins, science and sorcery, in search of an enemy even the dead have every reason to fear....From the Hardcover edition.

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Bookseller
Joe Staats, Bookseller US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
19180
Title
BONE SONG
Author
Meaney, John
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
New As New
Jacket condition
Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First British Edition 1st Printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
057507955X
ISBN 13
9780575079557
Publisher
Gollancz
Place of Publication
London, U.K.
Date published
2007
Keywords
General
Bookseller catalogs
Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror;
Product_type
2
Size
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Terms of Sale

Joe Staats, Bookseller

Books shipped in secure packaging via USPS Media Mail, Priority Mail or Global Priority Mail, upon receipt of payment, unless customer requests another method of delivery. Shipping is within 24 hrs. of receipt of payment for money orders, and after three business days for personal checks. All book jackets are protected in mylar covers from Brodart. Customers have three business days within which to contact us with complaints about merchandise by e-mail. Returns must be approved, in original packaging material, and in the same condition as when shipped. Because we make every effort to have the best possible merchandise in the best condition, to describe it accurately and to package it securely, we will in most cases accept approved returns. Approved returns will be cheerfully refunded, or credit given toward other books. Our aim is to please, and to earn your return business with superior service and prompt delivery.

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