London, UK; Gollancz; 1999. Fine in fine dj. 1st edition hardcover, and the true first edition. (Preceded the US edition published by HarperPrism.) Strange and inexplicable evolutionary changes on an isolated Indonesian island focus in the person of a young boy. "Egan's most humane and at times his most funny novel to date." - Locus, September 1999, pg. 20. "[T]his may be [Egan's] most emotionally adventurous book, a thematic companion to Distress, but quite a bit farther out on a limb." - Locus, July 1999, pg. 58. Award History: 1999 Locus Recommended Reading List; Winner of the 1999 Aurealis Award for Best SF Novel; Winner of the 2000 Ditmar Award for Best Novel.