In the Courts of the Sun by Brian D’Amato audiobook

In the Courts of the Sun

By Brian D’Amato
Read by Robertson Dean

Tantor Audio

The Jed DeLanda Series: Book 1

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200123254

  • ISBN: 9798200123247

  • ISBN: 9798200123261

Runtime: 28.00 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

December 21, 2012. The day time stops. Jed DeLanda, a descendant of the Maya living in the year 2012, is a math prodigy who spends his time playing Go against his computer and raking in profits from online trading. His secret weapon? A Mayan divination game—once used for predicting corn-harvest cycles, now proving very useful in predicting corn futures—that his mother taught him. But Jed's life is thrown into chaos when his former mentor, the game theorist Taro, and a mysterious woman named Marena Park invite him to give his opinion on a newly discovered Mayan codex. Marena and Taro are looking for a volunteer to travel back to 664 AD to learn more about a "sacrifice game" described in the codex. Jed leaps at the chance, and soon scientists are replicating his brain waves and sending them through a wormhole, straight into the mind of a Mayan king. Only something goes wrong. Instead of becoming a king, Jed arrives inside a ballplayer named Chacal who is seconds away from throwing himself down the temple steps as a human sacrifice. If Jed can live through the next few minutes, he might just save the world. Bringing to mind Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon and Gary Jennings's Aztec, yet entirely unique, In the Courts of the Sun takes you from the distant past to the near future in a brilliant kaleidoscope of ideas.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A remarkable, unique, stand-out book…. In a word: awesome. Or brilliant. Make that two words: awesome and brilliant. Raymond Khoury, author of The Last Templar and The Sanctuary
“A remarkable, unique, stand-out book…In a word: awesome. Or brilliant. Make that two words: awesome and brilliant.” Raymond Khoury, New York Times bestselling author of The Sign
“Fans of the late Michael Crichton will welcome this engrossing SF thriller…The action shifts easily between the near-future and the past. While the use of modern idiom in the historical scenes may take some getting used to, the period details are as convincing as those in Simon Levack’s superb Aztec mysteries.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“End-of-the-world aficionados will find it compelling.” Library Journal
“This is the sort of novel that Robert Silverberg might write (and, in fact, it feels a bit like Silverberg’s classic Up the Line)—a richly detailed, intellectually stimulating adventure through time…[Jed] is an engaging narrator, telling his story in an easy, often humorous style.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Brian D’Amato

Author Bio: Brian D’Amato

Brian D’Amato, in addition to being a novelist, is an artist whose sculptures and installations have been shown in galleries and museums all over the world, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Wexner Center for the Arts, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art. In 1992, he co-organized a show at the Jack Tilton Gallery in New York that was the first gallery show to explore the then-new medium of “virtual reality,” the same year that his debut novel Beauty was published.

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Details

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 28.00
Audience: Adult
Language: English