Fremder
Russell Hoban

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Narrated By: David Wayman

Duration: 5 hours and 56 minutes

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On 4 November 2052, Fremder Gorn is discovered drifting in deep space. He has no spacesuit, no helmet, no oxygen, but he is still alive: the sole survivor from the mysteriously vanished ship Clever Daughter. How did he get here? To find out, Fremder must search through memory, dream and the unknowable fragments of his own mind.

'Recalls Orwell's 1984 and Wells's The Time Machine ... a revelation' Guardian

'A wildly imaginative piece of science fiction' The Times

'Unputdownable, moving, ingenious ... it will remain in my head with troubling images and scenes for a long time' A. N. Wilson, Evening Standard

© Russell Hoban 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

Genre

Classic science fiction, Modern and contemporary fiction

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Recalls Orwell's 1984 and Wells's The Time Machine.... a revelation.

The Guardian

A funky and funny tour de force.

Mail on Sunday

He displays prodigious storytelling skills and an uncanny talent for fleshing out allegories. The result is an urgent, bitterly ironic but tender evocation of the capacities of the human spirit.

Independent on Sunday

Shot through with Hoban's trademark luminous prose... A book to read and reread.

Financial Times

Unputdownable, moving, ingenious... it will remain in my head with troubling images and scenes for a long time.