by: Geoff Ryman


The long-awaited new book from multi-award winner Geoff Ryman

An extraordinary science-fiction novel about identity, divinity and alternate reality – the story of the son of God.

File Under: Fantasy


“Women, of course, can not be sons of God.”

In the village of Nazareth, virgin Maryam and the wife of Yosef barLevi gives birth to a miracle: a little girl. She is named Avigayil, after her grandmother. But as Avigayil grows, it’s clear she believes that she is destined to be someone greater than just the daughter of Maryam. From leading a gang of village boys to challenging the priests in the temple, Avigayil is determined to find her way as Yeshu, a man. Yeshu can work miracles.  He can see futures.  He can speak for God.  A gripping, thoughtful sci-fi novel, tackling family, the multiverse and the survival of love through immense change and crisis.
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Canadian born Geoff Ryman is one of the most innovative and acclaimed authors writing in Fantasy and SF. A multi-award winner, his sensitive and artful SF novels, including WAS, AIR and THE CHILD GARDEN, have explored the AIDS epidemic, the coming of the Cloud based internet and the history of Cambodia. His 1998 novel, 253, was a groundbreaking digital hypertext. As well as writing novels he led the teams that built the websites for the British Monarchy and Number 10. He also had a leading role designing the UK government’s www.direct.gov.uk site.