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The Actuality

Paul Braddon

The Actuality by Paul Braddon

Fear makes her human - humans make her fear.

Evie is a near-perfect bioengineered human. In a broken-down future England where her kind has been outlawed, her ‘husband’ Matthew keeps her safe but hidden. When her existence is revealed, she must take her chances on the dark and hostile streets where more than one predator is on the hunt.

RRP: £12.99
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781913207168
Publication Date: 18/02/2021
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Paul Braddon
Paul Braddon grew up in Surrey and lives in London with his wife Mary and son Thomas. He has a degree in English Literature and Language from Reading University. The...


‘Written with flair and humanity... mesmerising.’

Simon Ings, The Times

‘The Actuality offers a rich contemplation of ethical and philosophical questions about artificial life and intelligence. ’

John Self, BBC Culture

‘Exquisite... Not since Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep have I felt so strongly about where artificial intelligence might lead us. Highly recommended.’

Christina Dalcher, author of VOX

‘Engaging, fast-moving and surprising... The novel gives familiar science fiction themes a fresh and compassionate look, and makes of them something new.’

Ken MacLeod

‘The Actuality walks that ever thinning line between science fantasy and reality... A stimulating and thrilling read.’

Paul Burke, NB Magazine

‘The Actuality is smart, literary science fiction.’

Ollie Kirrage, Infinite Speculation

‘A fast-paced science fiction thriller with a fully believable plot.’

Halfman, Halfbook blog

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The Actuality: Sandstone acquires 'powerful, atmospheric' speculative thriller

Sandstone Press has acquired rights for the UK & Commonwealth excluding Canada to Paul Braddon’s debut novel, The Actuality, from Joanna Swainson at Hardman & Swainson. The Actuality is a...