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INCLUDES THE BONUS SHORT STORY "MEMORY DUST".

In an age where interstellar travel is dangerous and unpredictable, and no-one knows exactly where they’ll end up, Avril Bradley is a Communications officer onboard a ship sent to re-contact as many of these lost souls as possible. But a mysterious explosion strands her in a world of political intrigue, espionage and subterfuge;
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Hardcover, 170 pages
Published April 20th 2010 by Pendragon Press (first published April 10th 2010)
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Andrew
Sep 05, 2010 Andrew rated it liked it
This is a short novel and I think I made a mistake when I first picked it up by deciding to take it into the day job and read it there. Being constantly interrupted, the first 60 pages which introduced a wide range of characters only served to confuse me, and whilst the writing was strong I wasn't pulled into the novel. As I said, I think this was my error, because deciding to finish it at home I romped through the final 100 pages and thoroughly enjoyed the end result.

I've decided to avoid plot
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Mark
Oct 11, 2011 Mark rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2010-read
Silversands is by Gareth L Powell and it instantly piqued my interest when I heard about it earlier this year. As it's only a short novel (coming in at 160 pages) it was one that I picked up once I'd received the review copy to pass a couple of hours one afternoon. I thoroughly enjoyed what I read and found that despite the small page count Gareth L Powell has delivered a great novel in a very interesting setting.

Starflight has been achieved by the use of ancient alien wormhole devices that has
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J.L. Dobias
Jan 20, 2013 J.L. Dobias rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone (mature)
Shelves: book-shelf-10
Silversands by Gareth L. Powell is one of those delightful surprises that you run across while searching the internet for something else.

I was searching for another author and stumbled upon a link to Silversands.

The story started out slow for me but by the end of the sample I was hooked and had to download the rest.

This is the story of Avril Bradley a young woman who has been orphaned and is looking for her father. A man she only knows from a photograph and her mother's memories. To quirk up the
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AJW
Sep 25, 2013 AJW rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi-fantasy
This short sci-fi story packs a lot into its pages. Gareth Powell paints a imaginative world filled with exotic sci-fi components like a colony set in a strange watery world, modified human beings, huge spaceships and small space crafts, anti-ageing treatments, nano technology and so on. A wide variety of characters becoming drawn into a race against time to solve a mystery. Won't say any more as I don't want to include any spoilers. I didn't intend to read it as quickly as I did, but about a th ...more
Huw
Jul 16, 2010 Huw rated it it was amazing
Great sci-fi read from an exciting new author storming the sci-fi scene.
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GARETH L. POWELL is the author of the novels Silversands, The Recollection, Ack-Ack Macaque, Hive Monkey and Macaque Attack.

In 2013, his alternate history thriller, Ack-Ack Macaque won the British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) Award for Best Novel. The book has also been published in Japanese, and has inspired a comic strip, fan art, graffiti murals, and at least one tattoo.

He is currently wo
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