Simon Morden - The Petrovitch Trilogy - Little, Brown Book Group

The Petrovitch Trilogy

By Simon Morden

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An omnibus edition of the first three Philip K. Dick award-winning Samuil Petrovitch novels - an explosive science fiction series set in the decaying urban jungle of a future London

Welcome to the Metrozone - post-apocalyptic London of the future. Whilst the rest of Britain has devolved to anarchy, the M25 cordon protects a decaying city filled with homeless refugees, street gangs, exiled yakuza, crooked cops and mad cults. And something else; something new and dangerous. Enter Samuil Petrovitch: a Russian ?migr? with a smart mouth, a dodgy heart and a dodgier past. He's brilliant, friendless, cocky and - armed only with a genius-level intellect, prototype cyberware and a prodigious vocabulary of Russian swear words - might just be most unlikely champion a city has ever had. Welcome to the future. Mind the gap. This omnibus edition contains Equations of Life, Theories of Flight and Degrees of Freedom.

Biographical Notes

Dr Simon Morden is a bona fide rocket scientist, having degrees in geology and planetary geophysics. He lives in Gateshead with a fierce lawyer, two unruly children and a couple of miniature panthers. In 2012 he won the prestigious Philip K. Dick award for his critically-acclaimed Samuil Petrovitch series.

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  • ISBN: 9781405528504
  • Publication date: 01 Mar 2013
  • Page count: 1088
A fast-paced thriller . . . an absorbing read — Telegraph
Speeds along with energetic panache — The Times
Morden has a natural talent for a plot that keeps the reader guessing — Guardian
Morden keeps up a breathless breakneck pace that doesn't sacrifice character depth or intelligence . . . promises to be a fast-paced thrill ride for the cynical urban space cowboy in all of us — i09.com
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Equations Of Life

Samuil Petrovitch is a survivor. He survived the nuclear fallout in St. Petersburg and hid in the London Metrozone - the last city in England. He's lived this long because he's a man of rules and logic. For example: GETTING INVOLVED = A BAD IDEA.But when he stumbles into a kidnapping in progress, he acts without even thinking. Before he can stop himself, he's saved the daughter of the most dangerous man in London. And clearly: SAVING THE GIRL = GETTING INVOLVED.Now, the equation of Petrovitch's life is looking increasingly complex: RUSSIAN MOBSTERS + YAKUZA + SOMETHING CALLED THE NEW MACHINE JIHAD = ONE DEAD PETROVITCH.But Petrovitch has a plan - he always has a plan - he's just not sure it's a good one.

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The Curve of the Earth

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Degrees Of Freedom

The Six Degrees of Samuel Petrovitch: * Michael is an AI of incalculable complexity trapped under the remains of Oshicora Tower. Petrovitch will free him one day; he just has to trust Michael will still be sane by the time he does.* Maddy and Petrovitch have trust issues. But Petrovitch is pretty sure she loves him.* Sonja Oshicora loves Petrovitch too. But she's playing a complicated game and it's not clear that she means to save him from what's coming.* The CIA wants to save the world. Well, just America, but they'll call it what they like.* The New Machine Jihad is calling. But Petrovitch killed it. Didn't he?* And the Armageddonists tried to kill pretty much everyone by blowing the world up. Now, they want to do it again.Once again, all roads lead back to Petrovitch. Everyone wants something from him, but all he wants is to be free . . .

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Theories Of Flight

THEOREM: Petrovitch has a lot of secrets.PROOF: Secrets like how to make anti-gravity for one. For another, he's keeping a sentient computer program on a secret server farm - the same program that nearly destroyed the Metrozone a few months back.THEOREM: The city is broken.PROOF: The people of the OutZone want what the citizens of the Metrozone have. And then to burn it to the ground. Now, with the heart of the city destroyed by the New Machine Jihad, the Outies finally see their chance.THEOREM: These events are not unconnected.PROOF: Someone is trying to kill Petrovitch and they're willing to sink the whole city to do it.

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