Our search has the following Google-type functionality:
If you use '+' at the start of a word, that word will be present in the search results.
eg. Harry +Potter
Search results will contain 'Potter'.
If you use '-' at the start of a word, that word will be absent in the search results.
eg. Harry -Potter
Search results will not contain 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between 2 words, then both those words will be present in the search results.
eg. Harry AND Potter
Search results will contain both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
NOTE: AND will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use 'OR' between 2 single words, then either or both of those words will be present in the search results.
eg. 'Harry OR Potter'
Search results will contain just 'Harry', or just 'Potter', or both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
NOTE: OR will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, that word will be absent in the search results. (This is the same as using the minus symbol).
eg. 'Harry NOT Potter'
Search results will not contain 'Potter'.
NOTE: NOT will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use double quotation marks around words, those words will be present in that order.
eg. "Harry Potter"
Search results will contain 'Harry Potter', but not 'Potter Harry'.
NOTE: "" cannot be combined with AND, OR & NOT searches.
If you use '*' in a word, it performs a wildcard search, as it signifies any number of characters. (Searches cannot start with a wildcard).
Search results will contain words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er', such as 'Potter'.
Hannu Rajaniemi is from Finland and now lives in Scotland. He has a PhD in String Theory. He was the most successful debut SF novelist of recent years. He has given TED talks and continues to work as a scientist. His fiction has been published to great acclaim in many countries.
This is not a run of the mill tale of rogue agents, secrets and danger but instead uses this narrative framework as a guide to explore the deeper secrets of the human heart and the power of our own mortality * TheBookBag * It reads like John Le Carre if Le Carre ate a ton of acid before writing Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy * NPR * A solid and enjoyable book and does much to demonstrate Hannu Rajaniemi's versatility and potential. * SF CROWSNEST * Summerland is in its own way as persuasive as example of Rajaniemi's disciplined inventiveness as his better-known hard SF. * LOCUS * Clever, subtle and... has a rich emotional centre. * SFX MAGAZINE * A tense and twisting tale full of delightful allusions and ingenious * Ken MacLeod * With boundless imagination, Rajaniemi invents a mortal realm with a steampunk flair... Sci-fi and fantasy readers longing to immerse themselves in a fascinating new world will love exploring Summerland. * SHELF AWARENESS * A jaw-dropping, knowing, hyperintelligent yarn * Locus Magazine * An intricate and vivid world of technological and spiritual wonder. * KIRKUS * Engaging writing, tight plotting and fantastic imagination. * Ed McDonald, author of Blackwing * A beautifully written, well realised supernatural spy thriller, John le Carre as a ghost story. * Gavin G Smith, author of The Bastard Legion * One of SF's leading lights. * SFX MAGAZINE * I burned through it in two days. Great book: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spook. [on SUMMERLAND] * Ian McDonald * An excellent slice of genre-bending fiction that thrills and intrigues in equal measure. * SCIFINOW * Summerland: As if Alfred Hitchcock had made a movie with HP Lovecraft . . . A vision so original it deserves its own subgenre. And all worked out with the diamond-hard logic of a great SF writer. After Summerland, the thriller has a new geometry * Stephen Baxter * Eerily plausible, beautifully pitched on the cusp between wonder and horror, and thoroughly engrossing from the first page to the last * Alastair Reynolds * Calls to mind John Le Carre . . . clever, subtle and . . . has a rich emotional centre * SFX MAGAZINE * He's switched subgenres while retaining his trademark conceptual high jinks and impressive world-building... an impressive plot reminiscent of John le Carre. * GUARDIAN *