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Meridian Days by Eric Brown

Meridian Days
Meridian Days

'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...

Cover by Dominic Harman

Published: 16 Aug 2011

"British writing with a deft, understated touch: wonderful"
New Scientist

"SF infused with a cosmopolitan and literary sensibility"
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

Eric Brown

Eric Brown began writing when he was fifteen, while living in Australia, and sold his first short story to Interzone in 1986. He has won the British Science Fiction Award twice for his short stories, has published over forty books, and his work has been translated into sixteen languages. His latest books include the SF novels The Serene Invasion, Satan's Reach, and the crime novel Murder by the Book. He writes a regular science fiction review column for the Guardian newspaper and lives near Dunbar, East Lothian.

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Parallax View Memories of the Flying Ball Bike Shop The Ragthorn Embrace: tales from the dark side The Accord Flowercrash Qinmeartha and the Girl-Child LoChi The Sometimes Spurious Travels Through Time and Space of James Ovit Closet Dreams Falling Over