The Beast with Nine Billion Feet

Anil Menon

The Beast with Nine Billion Feet

Anil Menon

Distributed for Zubaan Books

268 pages | 8 x 5 | © 2018
Cloth $20.00 ISBN: 9789385932465 Will Publish April 2018 World sales rights except India
The year is 2040 A.D. The place is Pune, India. And the future is finally here.
Liquid computers. Flawless Skin. Emotional cars. Illusion pods. The world of Synthit is one full of tough questions and infinite possibilities. Why are Tara's new friends, Francis and Ria, so freaked out by the night sky? Is their strange and beautiful mother, Mandira, friend or foe? Where is their father? Is he a terrorist or a genius? And what, exactly, is the beast with nine billion feet?
 
As Tara and Aditya soon discover, there are no simple answers. They find themselves on very different tracks, caught up in a deadly game—a struggle for power and control, a fight for the genetic code to life itself. In the here and now of Anil Menon's brilliant and disturbing novel, the future itself is at stake. For fans of China Miéville and Blake Crouch, The Beast with Nine Billion Feet is a thrilling debut from one of South Asia’s finest and most exciting science fiction voices. 
 
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