John W. Campbell and Compton Crook award-winning author Ada Palmer presents a political science fiction epic of extraordinary audacity in the Terra Ignota series.
In a utopian future, the leaders of the great Hives, nations without fixed locations, have kept the world stable, at the cost of just a little blood. A few secret murders, mathematically planned. So that no faction can ever dominate, and the balance holds. Mycroft Canner and Carlyle Foster are aware of this conspiracy—as well as the secret that could end it: Bridger, the child who can bring inanimate objects to life.
“Palmer proves that the boundaries of science fiction can be pushed and the history and the future can be married together.”—Publishers Weekly (on Seven Surrenders)