The Violent Century (Paperback)

By Lavie Tidhar

Tachyon Publications, 9781616963163, 332pp.

Publication Date: July 23, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (2/24/2015)

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Description

"A torrid tour de force." --James Ellroy
"Like Watchmen on crack."--io9
"If John le Carre wrote a superhero novel about the Cold War, it might be this good." --Charles Stross

A bold experiment has mutated a small fraction of humanity. Nations race to harness the gifted, putting them to increasingly dark ends. At the dawn of global war, flashy American superheroes square off against sinister Germans and dissolute Russians. Increasingly depraved scientists conduct despicable research in the name of victory

British agents Fogg and Oblivion, recalled to the Retirement Bureau, have kept a treacherous secret for over forty years. But all heroes must choose when to join the fray, and to whom their allegiance is owed--even for just one perfect summer's day.

From the World Fantasy Award-winning author of Central Station comes a sweeping novel of history, adventure, and what it means to be a hero.


About the Author

Lavie Tidhar (The Bookman; Unholy Land; A Man Lies Dreaming) is the author of the breakout Campbell and Neukom award-winning novel Central Station, which has been translated into ten languages. He has also received the British Science Fiction, Neukom Literary, and World Fantasy awards. Tidhar was born in Israel, grew up on a kibbutz, has lived in South Africa, Laos, and Vanuatu, and currently resides in London.