Home > Science Fiction
Series Info:The first Josh Cumberland novel.
John Meaney writes as Thomas Blackthorne.
You thought Big Brother was tough? Try Knife Edge - the reality TV show where wannabe knife fighters are the celebrities in a nation going to hell.
Britain, tomorrow. The ultimate response to knife crime has been instituted by a bankrupt government: duelling with knives has now been legalised. On Saturday nights, the nation sit down to watch the country's best fighters slash it out on prime time.
When a young boy with hoplophobia (the fear of weaponry) runs away from home, his father hires a former special forces agent to find him. With the help of the boy's psychiatrist, Josh Cumberland delves into the dark underbelly of the knife culture that has infected his country with no guarantee that the boy is even still alive...
File Under: Science Fiction [ Devastated Britain / Legalised duelling / Corporate atrocity / Save the children ]
More Information: angryrobotbooks.com
Praise and Reviews:
"John Meaney is a spectacular writer. He makes SF seem all fresh and new again."- Robert J Sawyer
"Cumberland leaps off the page, a trained killer whose anger and grief at his daughter's condition is brilliantly portrayed; the depiction of his simmering rage, barely held in check, and how he channels it, provides a masterclass in characterisation."- The Guardian
"The characters themselves are wonderfully fleshed out and their interaction is quite mesmerising... an intelligent, slick and brilliantly executed novel with a quite unexpected but superbly scripted ending."- ScienceFictionandFantasy.co.uk
Customers who bought this item also bought:
Point - Thomas Blackthorne (John Meaney)£5.49Add to Basket
What else is there, when life has no point?
Hello! Are you a returning customer? Sign In or create a New Account.
There are currently 0 items in your Shopping Basket.
The Deaths of Tao - Wesley Chu£5.49Add to Basket
The war between the Prophus and the Genjix escalates as the battle to leave Earth enters a deadly new heights in this sci-fi thriller sequel to The Lives of Tao.
Crux - Ramez Naam£5.49Add to Basket
The sequel to the incredible science fiction debut Nexus - the post-human vs human war has begun...
Control - Kim Curran£5.49Add to Basket
Shifter Scott Tyler is back in action in the action-packed sequel to Shift
Three - Jay Posey£5.49Add to Basket
The first part of a stark and powerful new post-apocalytpic science fiction saga.
Salvage - Eric Brown£2.99Add to Basket
The Salvageman Ed series of linked stories from the master of character-based adventure science fiction.
The Fabulous Beast - Garry Kilworth£2.99Add to Basket
Beautifully crafted tales of the imagination from "the best short story writer in any genre" (New Scientist).
Playing Tyler - T. L. Costa£5.49Add to Basket
When is a game not a game? Young Tyler McCandless is about to find out...
iD - Madeline Ashby£5.49Add to Basket
The Second Machine Dynasty, sequel to vN. A story of artificial intelligence and machine evolution.