A classic adventure story...
Pock’s World, long settled by humankind, is accused of being infected by humanoid aliens. It has been quarantined and may have to be sterilized.
Five people are chosen to go there and examine the evidence: saintly but ruthless Father Andre; Ratty Turnsole, muckraking reporter ripe for romance; ambitious politician Athena Fimble; manipulative bureaucrat Millie Backet; and shady billionaire Linn Lazuline. They all have their own agendas.
Pock’s World surprises them all.
Nothing is what they expect. Quickly entangled in love, politics, religion, and deceit, they discover that the clock is already ticking and the fate of humanity itself is at stake.
About Dave Duncan
Originally from Scotland, Dave Duncan has lived all his adult life in Western Canada, having enjoyed a long career as a petroleum geologist before taking up writing. Since discovering that imaginary worlds are more satisfying than the real one, he has published more than forty novels, mostly in the fantasy genre, but also young adult, science fiction, and historical. [MORE]
Praise for Pock's World:
"...Very well-written plot and characters, the tale is a page-turner, as the potential for the death of an entire planet and its inhabitants looms large. The story should appeal to a wide range of readers, not just fans of science fiction...Highly recommended." — Ronald Hore
Praise for the Works of Dave Duncan:
“Dave Duncan has long been one of the great unsung figures of Canadian fantasy and science fiction, graced with a fertile imagination, a prolific output, and keen writerly skills. With this new novel, Duncan again forges a bold new world, populated with varied and complex characters, distinctive cultures, and a complex system of mythology and science.“ — Quill and Quire
“That supreme trickster Dave Duncan . . . is an expert at producing page-turning adventure, and Future Indefinite fully lives up to the suspense promised in its title. It’s all throughly entertaining, while it leaves us wondering, right down to the final pages, whether the end will fall into the classical category of comedy or tragedy. Quite a performance, Mr. Duncan!” — Locus
“Duncan writes with unusual flair, drawing upon folklore, myth, and his gift for creating ingenious plots.” — Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror
"Dave Duncan writes rollicking adventure novels filled with subtle characterization and made bitter-sweet by an underlying darkness. Without striving for grand effects or momentous meetings between genres, he has produced one excellent book after another." — Locus