The Rig (Paperback)

By Roger Levy

Titan Books, 9781785655630

Publication Date: May 8, 2018

List Price: 14.95*
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On a desert planet, two boys meet, sparking a friendship that will change human society forever.

On the windswept world of Bleak, a string of murders lead a writer to a story with unbelievable ramifications.

One man survives the vicious attacks, but is left with a morbid fascination with death; the perfect candidate for the perilous job of working on a rig.

Welcome to the System. Here the concept of a god has been abandoned, and a new faith pervades: AfterLife, a social media platform that allows subscribers a chance at resurrection, based on the votes of other users.

So many Lives, forever interlinked, and one structure at the centre of it all: the rig.

About the Author

Roger Levy is a British science fiction writer. He is the author of Reckless Sleep, Dark Heavens and Icarus, published by Gollancz. He works as a dentist when not writing fiction, and was described as the 'heir to Philip K. Dick' by Strange Horizons.

Praise For The Rig

"Levy connects seemingly unrelated lives while examining the concepts of good and evil, trust and betrayal, and personal loyalty in a variety of contexts, along with the ways humans connect with one another, even without knowing many details about each other. Fans of space epics will appreciate the plans within plans and individual stories that come together and fundamentally change the society in which the characters live." - Booklist

“a fascinating premise” Black Gate

 “meaty literary SF in the David Mitchell vein” B&N SFF Blog

“breathlessly paced and thoughtful, it is possibly one of the most intriguing works of science fiction you’ll encounter this year” B&N SFF Blog

“thought-provoking scifi that acknowledges human frailty while celebrating our resilience”  The Frumious Consortium

“intense and thought-provoking speculative fiction at its utmost best and most imaginative”  Rising Shadow

“deserves the attention of multiple reads to fully understand the cleverness and events of at it all and it’s intriguing enough to make you want to go through that journey” Thoughts Stained with Ink