The Book of the War (Faction Paradox #1) - Lawrence Miles

Edited by Lawrence Miles.

The Great Houses: Immovable. Implacable. Unchanging. Old enough to pass themselves off as immortal, arrogant enough to claim ultimate authority over the Spiral Politic.

The Enemy: Not so much an army as a hostile new kind of history. So ambitious it can re-write worlds, so complex that even calling it by its name seems to underestimate it.

Faction Paradox: Renegades, ritualists, saboteurs and subterfugers, the criminal-cult to end all criminal-cults, happy to be caught in the crossfire and ready to take whatever's needed from the wreckage... assuming the other powers leave behind a universe that's habitable.

The War: A fifty-year-old dispute over the two most valuable territories in existence: "cause" and "effect."

Marking the first five decades of the conflict, The Book of the War is an A to Z of a self-contained continuum and a complete guide to the Spiral Politic, from the beginning of recordable time to the fall of humanity. Part story, part history and part puzzle-box, this is a chronicle of protocol and paranoia in a War where the historians win as many battles as the soldiers and the greatest victory of all is to hold on to your own past...

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Release date: 2002
Genres: science fiction, anthology
Tags: doctor who
Updated: August 14, 2021

Faction Paradox :: Series

Belongs to the series Doctor Who

Newtons Sleep
A Romance in Twelve Parts
Burning With Optimism's Flames
Against Nature
The Book of the War (Faction Paradox #1)
This Town Will Never Let Us Go (Faction Paradox #2)
Of the City of the Saved (Faction Paradox #3)
Warlords of Utopia (Faction Paradox #4)
Warring States (Faction Paradox #5)
Erasing Sherlock (Faction Paradox #6)