Light M John Har­ri­son, 2002

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In the words of Iain M Banks in his Guardian re­view, Light is “a novel of full- spec­trum literary dom­i­nance”. To which we’d add that 1960s new wave vet­eran M John Har­ri­son’s book is the best sci- fi novel of SFX’s life­time, an un­set­tling tale where the sheer strange­ness of the Ke­fahuchi Tract, “a sin­gu­lar­ity with­out an event hori­zon”, con­stantly looms and you find your­self em­pathis­ing with a physi­cist, Michael Kear­ney, who’s also a se­rial killer.

There’s still one more Dis­c­world book to come.

This man has also edited SFX!

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