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Railhead (Hardcover)

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"In a world of drones and emperors, androids and sentient interstellar trains, Zen Starling is a thief with a big job—one that gives even his generally unscrupulous conscience pause. Incredible world-building and thrilling adventure make this one exciting intergalactic joyride!"

— Meghan G


The Great Network is an ancient web of routes and gates, where sentient trains can take you anywhere in the galaxy in the blink of an eye. Zen Starling is a nobody. A petty thief from the filthy streets of Thunder City who aimlessly rides the rails of the Network. So when the mysterious stranger Raven offers Zen a chance to escape the squalor of the city and live the rest of his days in luxury, Zen can't believe his luck. All he has to do is steal one small box from the Emperor's train with the help of Nova, an android girl. But the Great Network is a hazardous mess of twists and turns, and that little box just might bring everything in this galaxy and the next to the end of the line. The highly anticipated novel from Carnegie-medal-winning author Philip Reeve, Railhead is a fast, immersive, and heart-pounding ride perfect for any sci-fi fan. Step aboard -- the universe is waiting.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781630790486
ISBN-10: 1630790486
Publisher: Switch Press
Publication Date: April 1st, 2016
Pages: 352
Language: English