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WEAR YOUR I.D. AT ALL TIMES
all the guns will stop working.
What will happen tomorrow night?
Legendary visionary Sir Arthur C. Clarke (Childhood's End, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Foundations of Paradise) and New York Times-bestselling author Michael P. Kube-McDowell (The Quiet Pools, Emprise, The Black Fleet Crisis) join forces for a stunning, sprawling sociological and technological speculation on a subject as timely as tomorrow's headlines.
A HarperCollins Voyager Hardcover
A Bantam Spectra Hardcover
ISBN 0-553-10458-6, $24.95
A Science Fiction Book Club Editor's Choice
Catalog #171918, $12.50
Named to the "Books For The Teen Age
2000" recommended reading list
by the New York Public Library, March 2000.
"The combination of Clarke and
Kube-McDowell works extremely well...This book is what
near-future SF should be: clever, thoughtful, thrilling, and human." - Infinity Plus
"Reads as both a technothriller and an
exploration of the influence of science and technology
on social change....Together, Clarke and Kube-McDowell realize the book's
scenario very plausibly, so that engaged readers will certainly keep turning pages.
This is solid, intelligent, serious entertainment." - ALA Booklist
Kube-McDowell work through the pro and con arguments over the
of guns...with care and research evident in every debate as they skillfully assess the tricky
territory between individualism and collective trust. The authors are savvy enough never to
choose easy answers... the unpredictable effects of the Trigger lend the familiar issue of gun
control new urgency and excitement." - Publishers Weekly
"While in the past Clarke's books have
been almost totally devoid of violence, here is a direct
confrontation with the subject. The flashes of humour, the sharp dialogue and political intrigue
will be more familiar to readers of Michael Kube-McDowell's Alternities and The Trigon Disunity.
However, the result of this collaboration is an epic thriller." - Gary S. Dalkin
"The Trigger seethes with the
same moral and social delirium we're already experiencing...It's
extremely rare to find a novel that works on so many levels at once--it excites the imagination
but also captures the substance of the ethical dilemmas that affect the entire world." --Tom Piccirilli
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SF novel of the near future,
by Arthur C. Clarke
Manuscript accepted by Bantam, August 1998
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