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Muezzinland: the author's edition by Stephen Palmer

Muezzinland: the author
Muezzinland: the author
Two sisters on the run, both pursued by their mother. But when this mother is the Empress of Ghana and one of the most powerful people in the world, it is no ordinary chase. And life has changed in the mid twenty second century. The aether is a telepathic cyberspace. Biochips augment human brains. AIs, concepts, even symbols can be dangerous.

Mnada is heir to the Ghanaian throne, yet something has been done to her brain that has made her insane, something to send her fleeing north across jungle and desert towards the mysterious place called Muezzinland.

Nshalla is relegated to the status of puppet, ignored, yet also part of her mother's plan; she follows her sister's flight, determined to discover the truth behind Muezzinland.

And the Empress herself, possessing the most modern technology with which to recapture her daughters - androids, morphic tools, orbital stations, all powered by a ruthless will. But not even she can predict what might happen should the family be reunited, least of all if it is inside Muezzinland...

Set in a vivid and fascinating future, Muezzinland is a tour de force of the imagination from the author of Beautiful Intelligence and No Grave for a Fox.

An earlier version of this novel was first published in 2003. This 2015 edition is the author's preferred text.

Cover by Stephen Palmer

Published: 17 Dec 2015

"...a tour de force in imagining possibilities that lie beyond our information age... If you enjoy the full immersion experience of neo-magic, you'll [like] Muezzinland."
Gwyneth Jones, New York Review Of SF

"...succeeds when many other similar attempts to fuse the mythic and the modern fail... in Muezzinland, the hybrid thrives, creating a compelling and cohesive vision... It's an unusual and successful combination."
Matrix magazine, BSFA

"While the plot can be read as a relatively straightforward thriller, the book as a whole is considerably more than this. It succeeds in integrating the elements of myth and high technology, producing something of a hybrid that feels right."
Vector magazine, BSFA

"Muezzinland had me gripped from the first chapter."
Amazon review

Stephen Palmer

Stephen Palmer is the author of thirteen novels: Memory Seed (Orbit 1996; Infinity Plus ebooks 2013), Glass (Orbit 1997; Infinity Plus ebooks 2013), Flowercrash (Wildside 2002; Infinity Plus ebooks 2013), Muezzinland (Wildside 2003; Infinity Plus ebooks 2011), Hallucinating (Wildside 2004; Infinity Plus ebooks 2011), The Rat & The Serpent (as Bryn Llewellyn, Prime Books 2005; Infinity Plus ebooks 2012) and Urbis Morpheos (PS Publishing 2010). His eighth novel, the surreal and fast-paced Hairy London, was published by Infinity Plus Books as a paperback and ebook in 2014, while the ninth, Beautiful Intelligence, was published in 2015, as was the subsequent short novel No Grave for a Fox. In 2016 Infinity Plus Books published his Edwardian steampunk trilogy Factory Girl. His short stories have been published by Spectrum, Wildside, NewCon, Unspoken Water, Mutation Press, Solaris, Theakers, Eibonvale, Dog Horn, Manchester Speculative Fiction, Woodbridge Press and elsewhere. He lives and works in Shropshire, UK.

more infinity plus books by Stephen Palmer:

The Girl with No Soul (The Factory Girl Trilogy #3) The Girl with One Friend (The Factory Girl Trilogy #2) The Girl with Two Souls (The Factory Girl Trilogy #1) No Grave For A Fox Beautiful Intelligence Hairy London Flowercrash Glass Memory Seed infinity plus: quintet The Rat and the Serpent Hallucinating

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Warm Words & Otherwise: A Blizzard of Book Reviews The Girl with No Soul (The Factory Girl Trilogy #3) The Alchemy of Happiness Memesis: modifiction and other strange changes Circus of the Grand Design The Time-Lapsed Man The Girl with Two Souls (The Factory Girl Trilogy #1) A Restless Wind Hairy London The Sometimes Spurious Travels Through Time and Space of James Ovit