THE TRAVELER: A NOVEL. John Twelve Hawks.

THE TRAVELER: A NOVEL. New York, London, Toronto, Sydney, Auckland: Doubleday, [2005]. Octavo, boards. First edition. The pseudonymous "author known as Twelve Hawks is almost exclusively associated with one work, the Equipoisal Fourth Realm sequence comprising THE TRAVELER (2005), THE DARK RIVER (2007) and THE GOLDEN CITY (2009), set in a near future whose ostensible secret masters, known as The Brethren or The Tabula, aspire to control the world (and the future) through the application of a parody of Enlightenment utopian principles, in the form of a set of advanced technologies known collectively as the "Virtual Panopticon." Every human action must both be visible and known to be visible, in this world and in any world reachable through access to other dimensions. Opposing The Tabula are The Travelers, whose access to various worlds –- understood in terms of Tibetan Cosmology –- is mystical. The intergeneric plotlines tend to thicken, but there is an underlying sense that the vast machine meets its match in the end, and that the worlds will thrive without utopia." - SFE (online). A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#154068).

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