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Adam Roberts’ Twenty Trillion Leagues under the Sea revisits Jules Verne’s classic novel.

It is 1958, and France’s first nuclear submarine, Plongeur, leaves port for the first of its sea trials. On board, gathered together for the first time, are one of the Navy’s most experienced captains and a tiny skeleton crew of sailors, engineers, and scientists. The Plongeur makes her first dive and goes down, and down, and down. Out of control, the submarine plummets to a depth where the pressure will crush her hull, killing everyone on board—and beyond

The pressure builds, the hull protests, the crew prepare for death, the boat reaches the bottom of the sea and finds nothing. Her final dive continues, the pressure begins to relent, but the depth gauge is useless. They have gone miles down, hundreds of miles, thousands, and so it goes on. Onboard the crew succumb to madness, betrayal, religious mania, and murder. Has the Plongeur left the limits of our world and gone elsewhere?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A sinuously clever homage to the godfather of the scientific romance.”

    Financial Times

  • “Psychological depth in a picaresque protagonist: most unusual and very welcome…In line with Proustian concerns of memory, Cavala remembers not only himself but much of the central matter of the ‘50s satirical SF of Sheckley, Bester, Pohl, and Kornbluth…Very pleasing.”

    Locus magazine

  • “One of the few things you can be certain of when booking up a book by Adam Roberts is that it will be clever, quirky and a little strange. Twenty Trillion Leagues under the Sea doesn’t disappoint in any of the regards.”

    Starburst magazine (UK)

  • “Wears a big grin…packed with sly jokes, puns and farcical moments. Blending the best of modern and older styles his prose is never less than a delight. There’s no one else writing material quite like this. 4 ½ stars.”

    SFX magazine (UK)

  • “Both old-fashioned in its homage to Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea and modern in its sf aspirations, the latest work from Roberts is…a pleasure to read.”

    Library Journal

  • “Christian Coulson’s measured narration builds the suspense successfully.”


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