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by Ben Aaronovitch

PUBLISHED: 20th February 2020
ISBN: 9781473207851
ANNOTATION:
A brand-new novel in the bestselling Rivers of London series!
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PUBLISHED: 20th February 2020
ISBN: 9781473207851
ANNOTATION:
A brand-new novel in the bestselling Rivers of London series!

Annotation

A brand-new novel in the bestselling Rivers of London series!

Publisher Description

Peter Grant is facing fatherhood, and an uncertain future, with equal amounts of panic and enthusiasm. Rather than sit around, he takes a job with emigre Silicon Valley tech genius Terrence Skinner's brand new London start up - the Serious Cybernetics Company.

Drawn into the orbit of Old Street's famous 'silicon roundabout', Peter must learn how to blend in with people who are both civilians and geekier than he is. Compared to his last job, Peter thinks it should be a doddle. But magic is not finished with Mama Grant's favourite son.

Because Terrence Skinner has a secret hidden in the bowels of the SCC. A technology that stretches back to Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage, and forward to the future of artificial intelligence. A secret that is just as magical as it technological - and just as dangerous.

Author Biography

Before becoming a bestselling author, Ben Aaronovitch was a screenwriter for Doctor Who and a bookseller at Waterstones. He now writes full time, and every book in his Rivers of London series has been a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller. He is published in 14 languages and has sold more than 2 million copies around the world. Aaronovitch is also a trustee on the board of Cityread London and is a long-time supporter of Nigeria's premiere arts and cultural festival, The Ake Festival. He still lives in London, the city he likes to refer to as 'the capital of the world'.

Review

An incredibly fast-moving magical joyride for grown-ups - THE TIMES

For all the murder and mayhem, this is a darkly comic read with characters you can't help but like - The Sunday Express

As brilliant and funny as ever - The Sun

Long Description

Peter Grant is facing fatherhood, and an uncertain future, with equal amounts of panic and enthusiasm. Rather than sit around, he takes a job with emigre Silicon Valley tech genius Terrence Skinner's brand new London start up - the Serious Cybernetics Company.Drawn into the orbit of Old Street's famous 'silicon roundabout', Peter must learn how to blend in with people who are both civilians and geekier than he is. Compared to his last job, Peter thinks it should be a doddle. But magic is not finished with Mama Grant's favourite son.Because Terrence Skinner has a secret hidden in the bowels of the SCC. A technology that stretches back to Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage, and forward to the future of artificial intelligence. A secret that is just as magical as it technological - and just as dangerous.

Product Details

Author
Ben Aaronovitch
Publisher
Orion Publishing Co
ISBN-10
1473207851
ISBN-13
9781473207851
Format
Hardcover
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Year
2020
Publication Date
2020-02-20
Pages
416
Subtitle
The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller
Language
English
Audience
General/Trade
Series
A Rivers Of London Novel