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By Jason M. Hough

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Jason M. Hough’s pulse-pounding debut combines the drama, swagger, and vibrant 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 reworked into senseless, savage creatures. The planet’s refugees flock to Darwin, the place an area elevator—created via the architects of this apocalypse, the Builders—emits a plague-suppressing aura.
 
Skyler Luiken has a unprecedented immunity to the plague. sponsored via a world team of fellow “immunes,” he leads missions into the damaging barren region past the aura’s part 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 remedy the secret of the failing alien expertise and store the ragged remnants of humanity.

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“A hell of a enjoyable book.”—James S. A. Corey, New York occasions 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 grants either depression and desire besides a big dose of ask yourself. It’s a fantastic debut, and Hough can take my cash each time he writes whatever from now on.”—Kevin Hearne, New York Times bestselling writer of The Iron Druid Chronicles
 
“Newcomer Hough monitors a expertise for imaginitive plotting and lifelike discussion, and the brisk pacing and cliffhanger finishing will retain readers enthralled and eagerly looking forward to the subsequent installment.”Publishers Weekly
 
“Jason M. Hough does an exceptional task with this large tale. the realm of Darwin and the Elevator is deliciously advanced and pleasurable. Skyler, Tania, and all of the different characters are delightfully drawn and enjoyable to spend time with. . . . the tale unfolds with simply the correct stability of excessive experience, 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 detailed. anything iconic. The Darwin Elevator is stuffed with majesty and beauty, secret and mayhem, colourful characters and insidious schemes.”SF Signal
 
“Fun, action-packed and wonderful . . . a yes contender for technological know-how fiction debut of the year!”Pat’s fable Hotlist
 
“Claustrophobic, excessive, and gratifying . . . I couldn’t positioned this e-book down. The Darwin Elevator depicts a terrifying global, 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

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