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Equations of Life (#1 Samuil Petrovitch)
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Simon Morden
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Equations of Life (#1 Samuil Petrovitch)

Simon Morden


Orbit Books

Science Fiction » Post Holocaust Sci-Fi;
Science Fiction » Society;
Award Winners » Philip K Dick Award


368 pages

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Samuil Petrovitch is a survivor. He survived the nuclear fallout in St. Petersburg and hid in the London Metrozone - the last city in England. He's lived this long because he's a man of rules and logic. For example: GETTING INVOLVED = A BAD IDEA.

But when he stumbles into a kidnapping in progress, he acts without even thinking. Before he can stop himself, he's saved the daughter of the most dangerous man in London. And clearly: SAVING THE GIRL = GETTING INVOLVED.

Now, the equation of Petrovitch's life is looking increasingly complex:


But Petrovitch has a plan - he always has a plan - he's just not sure it's a good one.

By:   Simon Morden
Imprint:   Orbit Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Volume:   1
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 124mm,  Spine: 26mm
Weight:   300g
ISBN:   9781841499482
ISBN 10:   184149948X
Series:   Samuil Petrovitch
Pages:   368
Publication Date:   May 2011
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Dr Simon Morden is a bona fide rocket scientist, having degrees in geology and planetary geophysics, and is one of the few people who can truthfully claim to have held a chunk of Mars in his hands. Simon Morden lives in Gateshead with a fierce lawyer, two unruly children and a couple of miniature panthers.

'Small, immoral, likeably unlikeable, Petrovitch steps fully formed onto the neon slick streets of London as if on the run from a classic anime ... ' Jon Courtenay Grimwood

  • Winner of Philip K. Dick Award 2012
  • Winner of Philip K. Dick Award 2012.
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