Love Minus Eighty

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Product Details

Price
$16.00
Publisher
Orbit
Publish Date
Pages
432
Dimensions
5.5 X 1.3 X 8.7 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780316217781

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About the Author

Will McIntosh is a Hugo award winner and Nebula finalist whose short stories have appeared in Asimov's (where he won the 2010 Reader's Award for short story), Strange Horizons, Interzone, and Science Fiction and Fantasy: Best of the Year, among others. His first novel, Soft Apocalypse, was released in 2011 from Night Shade Books, and his second novel, Hitchers, was released in February, 2012. In 2008 he became the father of twins.

Reviews

"How do we keep on connecting in our ever-growing maze of social technologies? How can love succeed in the techno-surround we've trapped ourselves in? These are the questions Will McIntosh explores in this tightly plotted tangle of love stories. The stirring result casts a clear and knowing eye on our current society, from the best viewpoint of all: the future."--New York Times bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson on Love Minus Eighty
"Love Minus Eighty is a book that makes me envious as a writer: a clever premise, brilliantly executed. More importantly, though, it's a book that thrilled and delighted me as a reader, chilling and touching at the same time, a great story that stimulates the mind, the heart and the nerves."--Charles Yu, the author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe
"McIntosh's latest novel combines sf future tech with horror to craft a story that is both disturbing and hopeful as it questions the value of a life on borrowed time. The dystopic view of the future is both frightening and plausible, while the characters keep the story grounded in the details of human existence."--Library Journal on Love Minus Eighty
"Building his Hugo-winning short story "Bridesicle" into a novel, McIntosh takes a cold-eyed look at relationships in a grim future... Fans of "what if?" SF will enjoy this dystopian tale."--Publishers Weekly on Love Minus Eighty
"McIntosh paints an intriguing picture of a society ruled by celebrity culture."--Daily Mail
"[Love Minus Eighty] manages to deliver a light, romantic story without ever sacrificing its dark vision of the future."--i09
"More people should be reading Will McIntosh."--Tor.com
"Credible, compelling and relentless ... the best and most disturbing moments will stay with the reader for a long time.--Locus, on Soft Apocalypse
"A prime example of masterful storytelling--the characters are so well-drawn you feel like they're sitting beside you."--Mur Lafferty, author of The Afterlife Series, onHitchers
"An intriguing story that explores the meaning of what it is to be dead. Far from the usual 'occult' tale, this original and intelligent work well illustrates the complexity of the human soul."--Pat Whitaker, author of Antithesis and Mindset, onHitchers
"Grimly plausible.. this SF romance is a fine piece of work."--SFX
"Will McIntosh has created a highly plausible future... a good conceit with a great deal of potential."--SciFi Now
"A very intense page-turner of a book."--SFCrowsnest
"[A] heartfelt, funny, and often infuriating tale of hearts in conflict in a world where, extreme advances in technology aside, people remain essentially what they are now: selfless, self-absorbed, certain, confused, generous, cruel, kind, perceptive, and blind."--SciFi
"McIntosh manages to show how technology can both divide and unite us while delivering a highly entertaining tale."--RT Book Reviews