Publication Date: 23/07/2024 ISBN: 9781529150537 Category:

The Book of Elsewhere

Keanu Reeves, China Mieville

Publisher: Cornerstone
Publication Date: 23/07/2024 ISBN: 9781529150537 Category:
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A mind-blowing epic from Keanu Reeves and China Mieville, unlike anything these two genre-bending pioneers have created before, inspired by the world of the BRZRKR comic books.

‘An exceptionally innovative collaboration from two remarkable minds.’
William Gibson, author of Neuromancer

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She said, We needed a tool. So I asked the gods.

There have always been whispers. Legends. The warrior who cannot be killed. Who’s seen a thousand civilizations rise and fall. He has had many names: Unute, Child of Lightning, Death himself. These days, he’s known simply as “B.”

And he wants to be able to die.

In the present day, a U.S. black-ops group has promised him they can help with that. And all he needs to do is help them in return. But when an all-too-mortal soldier comes back to life, the impossible event ultimately points toward a force even more mysterious than B himself. One at least as strong. And one with a plan all its own.

In a collaboration that combines Mieville’s singular style and creativity with Reeves’s haunting and soul-stirring narrative, these two inimitable artists have created something utterly unique, sure to delight existing fans and to create scores of new ones.

‘A delight . . . let Keanu Reeves punch and shoot his way onto your summer reading list … a philosophical, violent thriller about an immortal soldier pondering the nature of existence, The Book of Elsewhere has an elegance that might surprise you for a pulp thriller.’
Polygon

‘Stylistically daring, combining sf, fantasy, parascience, history, and action. It’s violent, propulsive, and introspective, ultimately offering a philosophical exploration of identity and the meaning of mortality, chaos, and entropy. . . whatever it is, it works.’
Booklist

‘It’s clear that Reeves and Mieville are having fun with the tale and its often playful, even poetic language. . . a well-written treat for fans of modern mythologizing.’
Kirkus Reviews

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