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Faller is a new gripping standalone, science fiction thriller by Hugo Award-winning author Will McIntosh.

Day One: No one can remember anything—who they are, family and friends, or even how to read. Reality has fragmented and Earth consists of an islands of rock floating in an endless sky. Food, water, electricity—gone, except for what people can find, and they can't find much.

Faller's pockets contain tantalizing clues: a photo of himself and a woman he can't remember, a toy solider with a parachute, and a mysterious map drawn in blood. With only these materials as a guide, he makes a leap of faith from the edge of the world to find the woman and set things right.

He encounters other floating islands, impossible replicas of himself and others, and learns that one man hates him enough to take revenge for actions Faller can't even remember.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

From Publishers Weekly

Aug 15, 2016 – The survivors call it Day One: the day Earth tore apart into pieces (each of which somehow retains its own atmosphere) and its inhabitants lost their biographical memories and their ability to comprehend written language. In this unconventional apocalyptic thriller by Hugo-winner McIntosh (Burning Midnight), a man without any memories struggles to understand what happened during Day One with only the objects he pulls from his pants pockets: the photo of a couple holding hands, a food wrapper with cryptic images traced on the reverse, and a toy soldier and parachute. The man names himself Clue because he knows that these items are clues to understand what has happened to the world. All he has to do is figure out what they mean. Alternating between Clue's present and flashbacks to the past, McIntosh puts physics to the test with a world-bending, mind-tripping thought experiment that functions well for the most part. As long as the reader is willing to accept an impossible premise, sloppiness with details such as there being no mention of water anywhere on the chunks of planet and some choppy prose, this is an overall sound piece of work.
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  • $13.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: High Tech
  • Published: Oct 25, 2016
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Seller: Macmillan
  • Print Length: 336 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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