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Ghajana, Plashet School

Railhead

The novel is set in a future in which humanity has left Earth and settled in many worlds far away. Space travel is achieved by a network of mysterious gateways through space that can only be crossed by special trains. These trains are fully responsive, with thoughts and dreams and feelings. A railhead is someone who loves the trains.

The story is about a railhead named Zen. Things happen in the course of an assignment he is set, an assignment that drives Zen into the secrets at the heart of the universe. He encounters three kinds of beings: humans, machines - the trains and the androids known as "Motorik" of which one named "Nova" he is very close to, and insect swarms known as "Hive Monks".

At first the book was boring and did not seem interesting but gradually the book got more fascinating and I couldn't stop reading!

Railhead was a story that didn't particularly interest me when I saw the front cover but I now realise why we must never judge a book by its cover. I was never much into science fiction but now I am very eager to read the next book: "Black Light Express" which follows on from "Railhead".

Posted on: 15th June 2017 at 08:27 pm

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