Here's the cracking cover of Kéthani, the incredible novel from Eric Brown that will be released next year. The artwork is by John Harris.
And we've just got this in from genre god, Stephen Baxter: "Kéthani is a rare and precious example of Science Fiction that deals with the ultimate mystery: our mortality. Vivid, emotional, philosophical, this is a work to feed the mind, heart and soul."
Here's a little more about the novel:
"It takes an alien race to show us what humanity truly is. This is the irony faced by a group of friends whose lives are changed forever when the mysterious alien race known as the Kéthani come to Earth bearing a dubious but amazing gift: immortality. This superbly crafted novel deals with real human emotions in the face of the vast consequences of the alien arrival, and show how people across the world react to this benign invasion – how ultimately we must evolve as we gain the stars."
— Mark N
Posted by Mark Newton at 8/09/2007