The Adjacent

By Christopher Priest

Within the close to destiny, Tibor Tarent, a contract photographer, is recalled from Anatolia to Britain while his spouse, an relief employee, is killed—annihilated by means of a terrifying weapon that reduces its aim to a triangular patch of scorched earth. 

A century prior, Tommy Trent, a degree magician, is shipped to the Western entrance on a mystery venture to render British reconnaissance airplane invisible to the enemy.

Present day. A theoretical physicist develops a brand new approach to diverting subject, a discovery with devastating results that would resonate via time.

Shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award for top technological know-how fiction novel of 2014.

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