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The Roamers (Paperback)

The Roamers By Francesco Verso, Jennifer Delare (Translated by) Cover Image
By Francesco Verso, Jennifer Delare (Translated by)
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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

Jennifer Delare spent her formative years traveling the world with her family and devouring many SFF books. She first arrived in Italy at age fourteen, kicking off the lifelong love affair with the country that would eventually lead to her becoming a full-time Italian-to-English translator. Jennifer, her husband and all of their books now live in the Shenandoah Valley.

Praise For…

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
Product Details
ISBN: 9781787588332
ISBN-10: 1787588335
Publisher: Flame Tree Press
Publication Date: May 9th, 2023
Pages: 272
Language: English