'. . . ONE OF THE BIG BOOKS OF THE YEAR. YOU'D BE A FOOL TO MISS IT' HEAT
Eve is like any other teenage girl . . .
Except that the fate of the entire world lies on her shoulders.
She's the first girl born in fifty years.
She's the answer to their prayers.
She's the final hope.
Which means she has one function alone . . .
At sixteen, Eve must face her destiny and make a choice.
She will choose a man, one out of three carefully selected suitors.
But what about Bram?
The future of the planet hangs on Eve making the right choice.
COULD YOU CHOOSE BETWEEN LOVE, AND THE FUTURE OF THE HUMAN RACE?
Tom and Giovanna Fletcher are two of the UK's most successful authors. Tom is the creator of The Christmasaurus, which was the biggest debut middle-grade novel of 2016, while Giovanna's novel, Some Kind of Wonderful, was a number four Sunday Times hardback bestseller in 2017. Their books have sold over 1.5 million copies and been translated into more than 30 languages. Their social media platforms have a combined following of almost 6 million subscribers. Tom and Giovanna married in 2012 and are parents to two boys, Buzz and Buddy.
They are both exceptional writing talents and Eve of Man is their first YA novel as a writing duo.
The 7 full papers presented at GRAIL 2017, the 10 full papers presented at MFCA 2017, and the 5 full papers presented at MICGen 2017 were carefully reviewed and selected. The GRAIL papers cover a wide range of graph based medical image analysis methods and applications, including probabilistic graphical models, neuroimaging using graph representations, machine learning for diagnosis prediction, and shape modeling. The MFCA papers deal with theoretical developments in non-linear image and surface registration in the context of computational anatomy. The MICGen papers cover topics in the field of medical genetics, computational biology and medical imaging.
Idle Hands is an ancient disease that once tore through the Discard, and if Wild Alan doesn't find a way into the Black Pyramid to administer the cure to his son, Billy, it will soon be stalking Gleam once again. Even with Bloody Nora's help, there's only one way in - and that's through the Sump, which was sealed long ago to contain the horrors within.
And for Alan, the Black Pyramid will be even more dangerous. Thanks to the disease, the Pyramidders' fear and loathing of the Discard is reaching fever-pitch - and Alan is the most well-known Discarder of all.
Bloody Nora has her own agenda. All the information she needs to complete her people's Great Work is hidden in the Pyramid - but just by being there, she is violating a centuries-old treaty between the Pyramid and the Mapmakers, which could spark conflict between the two greatest powers that Gleam knows.
'A wild ride through a world rooted in bizarre and unfathomable traditions . . . I quickly fell in love with this book' - Bibliosanctum on Gleam
Digital technology is changing power at a faster rate than any time in history. Distrust and inequality are fuelling political and economic uncertainty. The scaffolding built around the global order is fragile, and the checks and balances created over centuries to protect liberty are being tested, maybe to destruction. Tom Fletcher, the youngest senior British ambassador for two hundred years, considers how we – as governments, businesses, individuals – can survive and thrive in the twenty first century. And how we can ensure that technology can make it easier of citizens truly to take back control.