'AN EERILY PLAUSIBLE DYSTOPIAN MASTERPIECE' Emily St. John Mandel, author of STATION ELEVEN
'AN EXTRAORDINARY NOVEL . . . with echoes of The Handmaid's Tale' Cory Doctorow
***SHORTLISTED FOR THE PHILIP K. DICK AWARD***
From one of the most original new voices in modern fiction comes a startling vision of a world where you can get away with anything . . .
Theo Miller knows the value of human life - to the very last penny.
Working in the Criminal Audit Office, he assesses each crime that crosses his desk and makes sure the correct debt to society is paid in full.
But when his ex-lover is killed, it's different. This is one death he can't let become merely an entry on a balance sheet.
Because when the richest in the world are getting away with murder, sometimes the numbers just don't add up.
From the award-winning Claire North comes an electrifying and provocative new novel which will resonate with readers around the world.
Praise for 84K
'Another captivating novel from one of the most intriguing and genre-bending novelists' Booklist
'Claire North goes from strength to strength . . . A tense, moving story' Guardian
'Absolutely breath-taking... An early and compelling candidate for best novel of 2018' SciFi Magazine
'A dystopian anthem for the modern activist . . . 84K
is an important book but also a cracking thriller . . . Quite simply, North's best book so far' Starburst
'North is an original and even dazzling writer' Kirkus
'North's talent shines out' Sunday Times Claire North's writing is terrific, smart and entertaining * Patrick Ness * Claire North is a true original, a master of ingenious plotting and feats of imagination * Alex Marwood, author of THE WICKED GIRLS * North's talent shines out * SUNDAY TIMES * A fascinating look at the decisions society is taking now * THE BOOKBAG on 84K
* It's exciting to read a genre novel that's willing to be this bold with language . . . 84K
opens with a simple "what if," but it quickly develops into a structurally inventive, sharply ob-served thought experiment about the gradual disap-pearance of our basic liberties and human rights * LOCUS * One of the most distinct and compelling SF novels of the year thus far * THE TORONTO STAR on 84K
* North demonstrates skill in creating a terrifying setting that feels rooted to the present day . . . Every aspect of life in Theo's Britain is imbued with a menace that feels both recognizable and urgent, and the decisions the characters make as a result feel uncomfortably real. * RT BOOK REVIEWS on 84K
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