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The Roamers

Translated by Sally McCorry
Published by Flame Tree Press
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

From the award winning future-thinker comes a Solar Punk novel packed with near-future ideas from the streets of Rome, with elements of David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas and Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

The pulldogs, a group of people at the twilight of Western civilisation, undergo an anthropological transformation caused by the dissemination of nanites (nanorobots capable of assembling molecules to create matter). This technology changes the way they eat and gives rise to a culture which, while reminiscent of an ancient nomadic society, is creative and new. Liberation from the imperative of food, combined with the ability to 3D print objects and use cloud computing, makes it possible for the pulldogs to make a choice that seems impossible and anachronistic – a new life, but is it really an Arcadia?

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About The Author

A multiple-award winning SF writer and editor. He has published e-Doll, Futurespotting and I camminatori. His Nexhuman and Bloodbusters have been published in the US, UK, Italy and China. He works as editor of Future Fiction, scouting the best SF in translation from around the world. He’s the Honorary Director of the Fishing Fortress SF Academy of Chongqing and the Creative Director of Future Wave, a literary agency based in Beijing.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Flame Tree Press (May 9, 2023)
  • Length: 272 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781787588356

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This is exciting stuff and is first rate futurism.” James Patrick Kelly, Nebula, Locus and Hugo Award winner

"Our world is closing in. We're in danger of becoming parochial and tribal. This is why Francesco Verso is such an important voice in SF. Here's a writer and publisher from outside the anglosphere, not just reminding us that SFF is a global literature and a global language but working in tireless support of writers and literature from all across the planet. Listen to what he has to say."

– Ian McDonald

"The Roamers is an urgent, impassioned work for our times that cements Francesco Verso’s place at the forefront of European SF writers working today. Not to be missed!"

– Lavie Tidhar

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