Glorious Angels, Paperback Book
3.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


Justina Robson (acclaimed author of NATURAL HISTORY, LIVING NEXT DOOR TO THE GOD OF LOVE and the Quantum Gravity series) is back with a cutting-edge novel of science, adventure and ideas. On a world where science and magic are hard to tell apart, a stranger arrives in a remote town with news of political turmoil to come. And a young woman learns that she must free herself from the role she has accepted. Always vivid, always full of stunning ideas and imagery, Justina Robson is the ARTHUR C.

CLARKE AWARD shortlisted author of some of our most exciting, yet philosophical SF.

A new novel from her is a major event in the SF calendar.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
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  • Category: Science fiction
  • ISBN: 9780575134010

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A bit of a slog for me, again I think it's a mismatch between reader and book. This is firmly a new weird book, suitable for fans of China Mieville.In a city where women are in charge, in a world without a name where in general women have the upper hand, there is a family. Tralane Huntingore is the mother, renowned as a scientist she is the heiress of an ancient but defunct and broke line of mages, she has two daughters, both different from each other and both with paths of their own.There's a war and the strange and alien Karoo are involved and things are going badly. The three women of this family are going to be pivots in the future of the world.I still don't know what to think about this, strange and beautiful but not me. The characters didn't quite gel with me and I didn't really care who lived and who died, there is scope for another book in this series and I might look it up but overall it was just a slog sometimes to get to the end. This one is a flight of fancy and you may or may not hit turbulence along the way.

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