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Julian Comstock

A Story of 22nd-Century America

by (author) Robert Charles Wilson

Publisher
Tor/Forge
Initial publish date
May 2010
Category
General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781250163950
    Publish Date
    May 2010
    List Price
    $37.99
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780765319715
    Publish Date
    Jun 2009
    List Price
    $32.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780765359230
    Publish Date
    May 2010
    List Price
    $10.99

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From Robert Charles Wilson, the Hugo Award-winning author ofSpin, comesJulian Comstock, an exuberant adventure in a post-climate-change America.
In the reign of President Deklan Comstock, a reborn United States is struggling back to prosperity. Over a century after the Efflorescence of Oil, after the Fall of the Cities, after the False Tribulation, after the days of the Pious Presidents, the sixty stars and thirteen stripes wave from the plains of Athabaska to the national capital in New York. In Colorado Springs, the Dominion sees to the nation's spiritual needs. In Labrador, the Army wages war on the Dutch. America, unified, is rising once again.
Then out of Labrador come tales of the war hero "Captain Commongold." The masses follow his adventures in the popular press. The Army adores him. The President is...troubled. Especially when the dashing Captain turns out to be his nephew Julian, son of the President's late brother Bryce—a popular general who challenged the President's power, and paid the ultimate price.
As Julian ascends to the pinnacle of power, his admiration for the works of the Secular Ancients sets him at fatal odds with the Dominion. Treachery and intrigue will dog him as he closes in on the accomplishment of his lifelong ambition: to make a film about the life of Charles Darwin.

About the author

Robert Charles Wilson was born in California and lives in Toronto. His Darwinia won Canada’s Aurora Award and was a finalist for the science fiction’s Hugo Award; The Chronoliths was also a Hugo finalist and won the John W. Campbell Award; and his most recent novel, Blind Lake, was a Hugo finalist and a New York Times Notable Book. Earlier, his novel A Hidden Place won the Philip K. Dick Award.

Robert Charles Wilson's profile page

Awards

  • Nominated, Locus Awards - Nominee
  • Runner-up, John W. Campbell Memorial Award - Second Place
  • Nominated, Hugo Award - Nominee

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