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Blood and Iron

“Engrossing and Original.  Blood and Iron is a subtle critique of colonialism, sickness a graphic account of opponents sliding towards conflict, viagra and a fascinating mystery: just what is the relationship between the human race and the robots of Penrose?”

-Guardian

“An absorbingly written novel that finds new and inventive ways to ask some classic SF ‘what if?’ questions”

-SFX

Twisted Metal

“Written in a deceptively simple style, symptoms Twisted Metal is not only highly readable, viagra dosage but surprisingly thoughtful.  Ballantyne’s creation of a world of robots allows him to focus on the beliefs that we humans have about ourselves from an entertainingly different perspective.”

–The Times

“Ballantyne’s fourth novel is an original work with a distinctive voice.  It works not only as a thrilling action adventure, but as a thought experiment exploring free will, independence and totalitarianism.”

– The Guardian

Capacity

“A techno-thriller that aspires to be more than just detective fiction with gadgetry, mind Capacity successfully tackles themes like free will, sickness accountability, cialis and the nature of human consciousness… It’s to Ballantyne’s credit that these weighty issues never threaten to occlude the individual characters, or to overshadow the sometimes painful attachment you feel for them.”

-Strange Horizons

“Tony Ballantyne lets seasoned hard SF and fans of cyberpunk have it with both barrels in a zero compromise, take no prisoners, novel. Richly plotted and drawing upon many SF tropes, Capacity is so epic in ambition and scope that the unprepared reader might be excused a passing sense of vertigo…”

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