Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer

Staff Pick

In the start of one of the most beautiful stories I've encountered, Palmer uses the tools of science fiction, fantasy, and philosophy to weave an epic saga of a world hovering between utopia and dystopia--a fully wrought realm that's fascinating in nearly every respect. The work interrogates the ways in which we relentlessly seek beauty and love and asks the questions about humanity's future that I also frequently think about. Overall, this book poses one of modern literature's best responses to the epics of classic literature, revealing a genius author playing dozens of writerly instruments at once and striking heavenly harmonies.


Too Like the Lightning: Book One of Terra Ignota By Ada Palmer Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765378019
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Published: Tor Books - January 24th, 2017