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Pilgrennon's Beacon

4.17 of 5 stars 4.17  ·  rating details  ·  12 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Caught in a feud between the two greatest minds of her time, Dana must reach the distant beacon to uncover the dark secrets of her past. Dana Provine is a girl with mild autism and a secret ability to mentally control computers, who runs away from bullies at her school in Coventry after a hospital scan reveals an object lodged in her brain. A compelling signal leads her no ...more
Paperback, 374 pages
Published January 1st 2011 by Tangentrine (first published November 24th 2010)
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“Freak” It is a word Dana hears often at school. But what is it that makes Abigail consistently go out of her way to bully and hurt her. Using her ability to make technology work for her just by thought, she finally finds sanctuary in Pauline and Graeme’s rambling home. Her brother Cale ignores her as is his wont but she knows he understands and cares about her. He too is autistic, and she has to suppose that this difference in her is what draws Abigail’s ire.

Because of the constant bullying at
Noor Jahangir

Pilgrennon's Beacon is the bleak tale of an autistic child, whose disability was exploited before she was even born. Now Dana is trying to come to terms with the fact that her organic brain is meshed with a computer processor able to communicate with anything giving off a signal, from radio to Bluetooth. Afraid of being lobotomised by curious doctors she goes on the run, only to be kidnapped by a katana wielding sociopath claiming to be her biological mother, who presses her to help locate the m
Nerine Dorman
It's not often that I award a book a full five stars but this is one of them. What I love about Manda's writing is her world-building and the way she effortlessly immerses me into her setting. Although this is a story told from the point of view of a young person, the themes that occur and are very much topical for an adult readership. As it stands, this story should appeal for a broad range of readers.

Having read Manda's earlier hard SF releases, it was a real treat to be able to see the pre-h
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