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John Brosnan

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Nov. 11 1993
In the late 23rd century the human race has spread across a solar system dominated by the powerful Interplanetary Revenue Corporation which collects income tax. Hesperus Grey is tracked by agent Sebastian Chimes as he attempts to escape its clutches. The author also wrote "The Sky Lords" trilogy.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Gollancz (Nov. 11 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 057505199X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0575051997
  • Product Dimensions: 21.4 x 13.4 x 2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 222 g

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About the Author

John Brosnan (1947 - 2005) John Raymond Brosnan was born in Perth, Australia, in 1947 but lived in London for all his adult life. He wrote most of the film entries in the first edition of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, and his influential books on the movies, include the seminal The Horror People, Future Tense: The Cinema of Science Fiction and The Primal Screen: A History of Science Fiction Film, as well as a number of acclaimed fantasy and SF novels. He died in 2005.

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5.0 out of 5 stars My first John Brosnan and definately not my last ! Nov. 10 2001
By Allan Bean - Published on
I found this book in an obscure second hand bookshop. What a find! Brosnan's writing style is humourous yet succinct. There are several twists in the tale which will keep you wondering what will happen next. Though this book was published in the early nineties, the theoretical technology upon which it is based rivals many current SF offerings. Brosnan's views on theology, as expressed in this book are also refreshing.
I can highly recommend this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth Searching Out. Jan. 12 2007
By J. Brian Watkins - Published on
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Opoponax is otherwise known as myrrh--yup, an ingredient of perfume. But this little fact has nothing to do with this story, which is pretty standard science-fiction fare--scheming artificial intelligences and corporations, alien artifacts, plans gone awry, world in jeopardy kind of stuff. But Brosnan has an undeniable gift for science-fiction. Like the master chef that can make an unforgettable meal with any available ingredients, Brosnan has managed to craft a story involving gender issues, nanotech, AI and the internet that does not seem dated even though this book is over ten years old. And what makes Brosnan's science-fiction so enjoyable is that his characters are as believable as his science.

My first Brosnan book, "Mothership," was so good that I went looking for anything else he wrote. This was fortunate, because the cover art on my edition of Opoponax is so abominable that I would probably not have picked it up in a store. Reading Brosnan is a treat--highly recommended.
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Aug. 9 2013
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Fantastic story, get's you involved . The author has a great foresight in the future and what might happen in has time unfoldes Loved it. Great author.

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