The Darwin Elevator

The Darwin Elevator

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Jason M. Hougha€™s pulse-pounding debut combines the drama, swagger, and vivid characters of Joss Whedona€™s Firefly with the talent of sci-fi author John Scalzi. In the mid-23rd century, Darwin, Australia, stands as the last human city on Earth. The world has succumbed to an alien plague, with most of the population transformed into mindless, savage creatures. The planeta€™s refugees flock to Darwin, where a space elevatora€”created by the architects of this apocalypse, the Buildersa€”emits a plague-suppressing aura. Skyler Luiken has a rare immunity to the plague. Backed by an international crew of fellow a€œimmunes, a€ he leads missions into the dangerous wasteland beyond the auraa€™s edge to find the resources Darwin needs to stave off collapse. But when the Elevator starts to malfunction, Skyler is tappeda€”along with the brilliant scientist, Dr. Tania Sharmaa€”to solve the mystery of the failing alien technology and save the ragged remnants of humanity. Praise for The Darwin Elevator a€œA hell of a fun book.a€a€”James S. A. Corey, New York Times bestselling author of Abaddona€™s Gate a€œ[Jason M.] Hougha€™s first novel combines the rapid-fire action and memorable characters associated with Joss Whedona€™s short-lived Firefly TV series with the accessibility and scientific acumen of [James S. A.] Coreya€™s a€˜Expansea€™ series.a€a€”Library Journal (starred review) a€œThe best part about alien stories is their mystery, and Jason Hough understands that like no other. Full of compelling characters and thick with tension, The Darwin Elevator delivers both despair and hope along with a gigantic dose of wonder. Ita€™s a brilliant debut, and Hough can take my money whenever he writes anything from now on.a€a€”Kevin Hearne, New York Times bestselling author of The Iron Druid Chronicles a€œNewcomer Hough displays a talent for imaginative plotting and realistic dialogue, and the brisk pacing and cliffhanger ending will keep readers enthralled and eagerly awaiting the next installment.a€a€”Publishers Weekly a€œJason M. Hough does a great job with this huge story. The world of Darwin and the Elevator is deliciously complex and satisfying. Skyler, Tania, and all the other characters are delightfully drawn and fun to spend time with. . . . The story unfolds with just the right balance of high adventure, espionage, humor, and emotional truth. . . . As soon as you finish, youa€™ll want more.a€a€”Analog a€œA debut novel unlike any other . . . This is something special. Something iconic. The Darwin Elevator is full of majesty and wonder, mystery and mayhem, colorful characters and insidious schemes.a€a€”SF Signal a€œFun, action-packed and entertaining . . . a sure contender for science fiction debut of the year!a€a€”Pata€™s Fantasy Hotlist a€œClaustrophobic, intense, and satisfying . . . I couldna€™t put this book down. The Darwin Elevator depicts a terrifying world, suspends it from a delicate thread, and forces you to read with held breath as you anticipate the inevitable fall.a€a€”Hugh Howey, New York Times bestselling author of Wool From the Paperback edition.From the others he removed circuit breakers and three large wiring harnesses. Satisfied, he slung the heavy bag over his left shoulder and slipped the strap over his head, letting the strap run diagonally across his chest. He returned to Tania.

Title:The Darwin Elevator
Author: Jason M. Hough
Publisher:Del Rey - 2013-07-30

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