After a bit of a break for summer and novel-writing, we’re back with a new infinity plus ebook: Eric Brown’s first novel, Meridian Days. This was first published in 1992; a moving and powerful thriller of love and loss on a colony planet, this novel has stood the test of time well, and it’s great to be making it available again. Once again, we have a lovely cover by Dominic Harman.
Here’s a bit more about the novel:
‘ I survive. I live from day to day – a Meridian day which humanity has created from one eternal stretch of daylight.’
Meridian, twenty light years from Earth and with just a tiny scattering of inhabitable islands, seems the perfect place for Bob Benedict to escape the tragedy of his past.
Here he can live out his days in drug abuse, despised by and despising the self-obsessed community of artists who make up the population of the colony planet: the Altereds who have swapped human form for animal, and the Augmenteds who have boosted their minds with computers.
But when Bob meets Fire, the daughter of the formidable Tamara Trevellion, the most ruthlessly ambitious of the artists, he is drawn into a world of corruption and murder that is far darker than his past.
Soon it’s all he can do just to survive…
“British writing with a deft, understated touch: wonderful” – New Scientist
“SF infused with a cosmopolitan and literary sensibility… accomplished and
affecting” – Paul McAuley
“One of the very best of the new generation of British SF writers” – Vector
“Eric Brown has an enviable talent for writing stories which are the essence
of modern science fiction and yet show a passionate concern for the human
predicament and human values” – Bob Shaw