By Jason M. Hough
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Jason M. Hough’s pulse-pounding debut combines the drama, swagger, and brilliant characters of Joss Whedon’s Firefly with the expertise of sci-fi writer John Scalzi.
within the mid-23rd century, Darwin, Australia, stands because the final human urban on the earth. the realm has succumbed to an alien plague, with many of the inhabitants remodeled into senseless, savage creatures. The planet’s refugees flock to Darwin, the place an area elevator—created by means of the architects of this apocalypse, the Builders—emits a plague-suppressing aura.
Skyler Luiken has an extraordinary immunity to the plague. sponsored via a world staff of fellow “immunes,” he leads missions into the damaging desolate tract past the aura’s aspect to discover the assets Darwin must stave off cave in. but if the Elevator begins to malfunction, Skyler is tapped—along with the intense scientist, Dr. Tania Sharma—to resolve the secret of the failing alien know-how and store the ragged remnants of humanity.
Praise for The Darwin Elevator
“A hell of a enjoyable book.”—James S. A. Corey, New York instances bestselling writer of Abaddon’s Gate
“[Jason M.] Hough’s first novel combines the rapid-fire motion and noteworthy characters linked to Joss Whedon’s short-lived Firefly television sequence with the accessibility and medical acumen of [James S. A.] Corey’s ‘Expanse’ series.”—Library Journal (starred review)
“The better part approximately alien tales is their secret, and Jason Hough knows that like no different. Full of compelling characters and thick with tension, The Darwin Elevator gives you either melancholy and wish in addition to a huge dose of ask yourself. It’s a excellent debut, and Hough can take my funds each time he writes something from now on.”—Kevin Hearne, New York Times bestselling writer of The Iron Druid Chronicles
“Newcomer Hough monitors a expertise for ingenious plotting and life like discussion, and the brisk pacing and cliffhanger finishing will continue readers enthralled and eagerly expecting the following installment.”—Publishers Weekly
“Jason M. Hough does a very good activity with this massive tale. the area of Darwin and the Elevator is deliciously complicated and enjoyable. Skyler, Tania, and the entire different characters are delightfully drawn and enjoyable to spend time with. . . . the tale unfolds with simply the correct stability of excessive event, espionage, humor, and emotional truth. . . . once you end, you’ll wish more.”—Analog
“A debut novel in contrast to any other . . . this is often anything exact. whatever iconic. The Darwin Elevator is filled with majesty and sweetness, secret and mayhem, colourful characters and insidious schemes.”—SF Signal
“Fun, action-packed and wonderful . . . a convinced contender for technology fiction debut of the year!”—Pat’s fable Hotlist
“Claustrophobic, severe, and enjoyable . . . I couldn’t placed this publication down. The Darwin Elevator depicts a terrifying international, suspends it from a fragile thread, and forces you to learn with held breath as you expect the inevitable fall.”—Hugh Howey, New York Times bestselling writer of Wool