Where does the time go? It’s already time to put forward my third monthly pick in the series…
The Man of Shadows by Jeff Noon due for release on 3rd August 2017 by Angry Robot.
The brilliant, mind-bending return to science fiction by one of its most acclaimed visionaries. Below the neon skies of Dayzone where the lights never go out, and night has been banished lowly private eye John Nyquist takes on a teenage runaway case. His quest takes him from Dayzone into the permanent dark of Nocturna. As the vicious, seemingly invisible serial killer known only as Quicksilver haunts the streets, Nyquist starts to suspect that the runaway girl holds within her the key to the city’s fate. In the end, there’s only one place left to search: the shadow-choked zone known as Dusk.
Why this one? Its blurb promises some interesting ideas about life in an built space. Where that space really is will be an intriguing question to answer in itself.