Mothership (Gollancz S.F.)

Mothership (Gollancz S.F.)

by JohnBrosnan (Author)


Shrewd, devious, cunning and a born liar - but as a Court Jester, Jad's a disaster. So when he's sent off with the warlord's son, Prince Kender, on a spying mission, he's hoping that his less desirable traits will actually save his life. Since the Day of Wonder, when all the electric lights stopped working, there have been rumours of unrest in the neighbouring domains ...and no one has seen hide nor hair of any of the Elite, the ruthless technocrat class that have ruled Urba for centuries. What most of the inhabitants don't realise is that their world of Urba is actually a giant spacecraft, an ark built more than a thousand years ago to save as much of the Earth's population as possible before the sun went nova. The Elite were originally the ship's crew, and as a social experiment, the ship's population were forced to live a pseudo-mediaeval life ...and as the centuries passed, the Elite became decadent, corrupt and cruel and the truth about Urba became hidden. And now Jad and his courageous - if thick - Prince are about to find out what happened to the Elite - and what's happening to the people of Urba ...


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Format: Mass Market Paperback
Pages: 320
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Gollancz
Published: 10 Feb 2005

ISBN 10: 0575076275
ISBN 13: 9780575076273
Book Overview: Terry Pratchett said of Brosnan's Sky Lords trilogy: 'Ideas explode in all directions; it's aerobics for the imagination' 'John Brosnan has a style which is joyously identifiable' The Times John Brosnan was a popular member of the science fiction and fantasy community Brosnan's columns appeared in SFX, Starburst and many other genre magazines A number of the horror novels he co-wrote as 'Harry Adam Knight' have been turned into movies

Author Bio
John Brosnan was born in Australia, but lived in London for most of his adult life. A journalist, film critic and novelist, his work appeared in many national newspapers and genre magazines. He was the author of a number of critically acclaimed film books, including MOVIE MAGIC, FUTURE TENSE and THE HORROR PEOPLE, as well as a number of fantasy and sf novels. He died unexpectedly in April 2005.