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Seven Surrenders
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Seven Surrenders


The second book of Terra Ignota, a political SF epic of extraordinary audacity. It is a world in which near-instantaneous travel from continent to continent is free to all.

In which automation now provides for everybody’s basic needs.
In which nobody living can remember an actual war.
In which it is illegal for three or more people to gather for the practice of religion—but ecumenical “sensayers” minister in private, one-on-one.
In which gendered language is archaic, and to dress as strongly male or female is, if not exactly illegal, deeply taboo.
In which nationality is a fading memory, and most people identify instead with their choice of the seven global Hives, distinguished from one another by their different approaches to the big questions of life.

And it is a world in which, unknown to most, the entire social order is teetering on the edge of collapse.

Because even in utopia, humans will conspire. And also because something new has arisen: Bridger, the child who can bring inanimate objects to conscious life.

Title:Seven Surrenders
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:365 pages
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    Seven Surrenders Reviews

  • Brad
    Jan 07, 2017

    Thanks to the publisher for the ARC of this novel!This is one of those situations where extremely high expectation meets flawless delivery, and I can't be happier for it.Too Like The Lightning was a f...

  • Sherwood Smith
    Feb 20, 2017

    The short version is, Big Secrets Blow Up Bigger.Long version: this is a gleefully, even triumphantly messy novel, which revels in the messiness while gradually drawing us toward a conclusion.Our diff...

  • Bookwraiths
    Apr 18, 2017

    Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths.My rating is 3.5 stars.Too Like the Lightning was an ambitious, complex, thought-provoking work of science fiction, one which challenged a reader to brave its intric...

  • Rachel (Kalanadi)
    Jan 21, 2017

    Full review on Youtube: really loved this as much as Too Like the Lightning....

  • Girl
    Apr 18, 2017

    Again 3.5 stars.This is really Too Like the Lightning, continued, as it picks up right after TLtL ends, no time wasted. (Most of) the setups are finally paying off. Stuff is going down. Mayhem! Mayhem...

  • Pearl
    Apr 04, 2017

    3.5-4 stars.I'm a bit uncertain on the rating for this in comparison to it's predecessor "Too Like the Lightning" which i gave a confident 4 stars to. Too Like the Lightning was an amazing read for me...

  • Alan Chen
    Apr 27, 2017

    This book literally continues where the last one left off. We're put right back into the action and I find this one much easier to follow than the first volume. Perhaps the first had more world-buildi...

  • Max
    May 01, 2016

    Genius.Too Like the Lightning began a story brilliantly, audaciously, full of subtle complication—and this is that book's ending. (Though the story, I think, is far from over.)...

  • Preeya Phadnis
    Mar 08, 2017

    So, I loved Too Like the Lightning. LOVED it. As in, literally counted down the days until Seven Surrenders came out. And then it did...and I read it. This book might be one of the biggest disappointm...

  • Martin
    Mar 16, 2017

    A literary particle accelerator. Magnificent. She builds a world of seeming alien perfection in the first book, only to smash it all apart to reveal the human guts of the machine against the walls. ...