The Human Son

Adrian J. Walker (Author)
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Solaris Spring 2020 Lead Title from critically acclaimed author, Adrian J. Walker

A startling, emotional, beautiful (and at times funny) book - one that feels like the best sort of science fiction, a book that should be enjoyed widely, a book that speaks of what it is to be human, a parent, and a child.

500 YEARS IN THE FUTURE, EARTH IS A PARADISE... WITHOUT US.

The Earth was dying, and only the Erta could save it. Created to be genetically superior, hyper-intelligent and unburdened by the full range of human emotions, they succeeded by removing the cause: humans.

Now the Erta are faced with a dilemma--if they reintroduce the rebellious and violent Homo sapiens, all of their work could be undone.

They decide to raise one child: a sole human to decide if we should again inherit the Earth.

But the quiet and clinical Ima finds that there is more to raising a human than she had expected; and there is more to humanity's history than she has been told.

"This impressive, surprisingly hopeful take is as rigorous as a thought experiment as it is delightful as pure entertainment." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Adrian Walker breaks your heart in unexpected ways" -- Anne Corlett, author of The Space Between the Stars

"The Human Son delivers a story that fosters a curious mind and an open heart, questioning and inspiring both without judgement." - SciFiNow 4 Star Review

Product Details

Price: $11.99  $11.03
Publisher: Solaris
Published Date: April 28, 2020
Pages: 380
Dimensions: 5.1 X 1.4 X 7.6 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language: English
Type: Paperback
ISBN: 9781781087886
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About the Author

Adrian J Walker was born in the bush suburbs of Sydney, Australia in the mid-'70s. After his father found a camper van in a ditch, he moved his family back to the UK, where Adrian was raised.

The End of the World Running Club is an international bestseller and was featured on Simon Mayo's Radio 2 Book Club.

He lives in Aberdeen with his wife and two children. To find out more visit: http: //www.adrianjwalker.com/

Reviews

"This impressive, surprisingly hopeful take is as rigorous as a thought experiment as it is delightful as pure entertainment."
-- "Publishers Weekly, starred review"
"Adrian Walker breaks your heart in unexpected ways"--Anne Corlett, author of The Space Between the Stars "Publishers Weekly, starred review"
"The Human Son delivers a story that fosters a curious mind and an open heart, questioning and inspiring both without judgement." --Anne Corlett, author of The Space Between the Stars "SciFiNow 4 Star Review"