Ten possible futures. Two lives. One enduring friendship. Sam and Tara. Best friends in a future when artificial intelligence organises our lives, and micropets are the latest craze. Best friends when rationing means cold showers and no internet. Best friends when genetic matching makes asking a girl on a date a minefield of epic proportions. But will they still be best friends in a future when plague wipes out most of humanity? Or a future when the Inquisitor asks Sam to choose one betrayal over another? Michael Pryor, one of Australia's best authors of speculative fiction, imagines what our next 100 years might be like. Utopia or dystopia? Miracle or catastrophe? Whatever might happen, it's just around the corner. Which future will be yours?
Michael Pryor has published more than twenty-five fantasy books and over forty short stories, from literary fiction to science fiction to slapstick humour. His most recent series are The Chronicles of Krangor for younger readers and The Laws of Magic for older readers. Michael is currently writing books in a new series, The Extraordinaires.
"Clever dialogue and a fully realized history of the fictional kingdom set the stage for at least five more titles in the Australian Laws of Magic series." --"Booklist Online" on "Blaze of Glory" "Michael Pryor is the king of steampunk for teens." --"Visual Bookshelf" "Reminiscent at times of Sherlock Holmes, James Bond, and even P. G. Wodehouse, this is a fun read for all ages." --"Booklist "on" Heart of Gold"
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