Air: A Novel (Or, Have Not Have) by Geoff Ryman
Synopsis: Chung Mae is the only connection her small farming village has to culture of a wider world beyond the fields and simple houses of her village. A new communications technology is sweeping the world and promises to connect everyone, everywhere without power lines, computers, or machines. This technology is Air. An initial testing of Air goes disastrously wrong and people are killed from the shock. Not to be stopped Air is arriving with or without the blessing of Mae’s village. Mae is the only one who knows how to harness Air and ready her people for it’s arrival, but will they listen before it’s too late?
2005 WINNER OF BEST NOVEL FOR THE BRITISH SCIENCE FICTION ASSOCIATION
Published: October 2004 | ISBN-13: 978-0312261214
Mini-bio: Geoffrey Ryman is a writer of science fiction, fantasy and surrealistic or “slipstream” fiction. Ryman currently lectures in Creative Writing for University of Manchester’s English Department. Wikipedia
Author’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/geoffryman
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