By Jason M. Hough
The Exodus Towers positive factors all of the high-octane motion and richly imagined characters of The Darwin Elevator—but the stakes have by no means been higher.
The unexpected visual appeal of a moment house elevator in Brazil basically deepens the secret in regards to the extraterrestrial beings who supplied it: the developers. Scavenger team captain Skyler Luiken and marvelous scientist Dr. Tania Sharma have shaped a colony round the new Elevator’s base, using cellular towers to guard people from the developers’ plague. yet they're quickly lower than assault from a roving band of plague-immune squaddies. bring to an end from the colony, Skyler needs to salary a one-man struggle opposed to the hot risk in addition to murderous subhumans and thugs from Darwin—all whereas attempting to clear up the puzzle of the developers’ grasp plan . . . prior to it’s too past due for the final vestiges 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 remarkable characters linked to Joss Whedon’s short-lived Firefly television sequence with the accessibility and clinical 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 is aware that like no different. Full of compelling characters and thick with tension, The Darwin Elevator supplies either melancholy and wish besides a big dose of ask yourself. It’s a superb debut, and Hough can take my funds at any time when he writes something from now on.”—Kevin Hearne, New York Times bestselling writer of The Iron Druid Chronicles
“Newcomer Hough screens a expertise for ingenious plotting and practical discussion, and the brisk pacing and cliffhanger finishing will retain readers enthralled and eagerly expecting the following installment.”—Publishers Weekly
“Jason M. Hough does an exceptional activity with this massive tale. the area of Darwin and the Elevator is deliciously advanced and pleasant. 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 not like any other . . . this is often anything precise. 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 enjoyable . . . a yes contender for technology fiction debut of the year!”—Pat’s delusion Hotlist
“Claustrophobic, extreme, and pleasurable . . . I couldn’t positioned this publication 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
“Hough writes with impossible to resist power and gritty realism. His places his characters via hell, blending a resounding plot with heart-stopping motion and moments of uncooked terror because the global is going loopy within the shadow of unfathomable alien intentions.”—Sara Creasy, writer of the Philip ok. Dick Award–nominated Song of Scarabaeus
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Vines protected the skin now. Skyler slowed the tower as he handed the campus front. there have been tire tracks within the mottled highway. clean ones, from a number of cars. Baffled and anxious, he permit the large item amble alongside by itself whereas he stored it inside arm’s succeed in. He moved round to its aspect, retaining it to his left and the stucco wall on his correct. on the fringe of the wall, base camp got here into view. He observed the signal first, hand painted on a plank of wooden. CAMP EXODUS. one of many colonists had made it in their personal accord and nailed it to a fence put up. In a colony the place each little selection required hours of unnecessary debate, Skyler reveled within the indisputable fact that the identify have been coined on a whim and glued. It wasn’t the best identify, now not by way of a protracted shot, yet he might in basic terms think what kind of silly blandness a consensus may have arrived at. 100 tents of various measurement and colour ruled the mottled box past, interrupted the following and there via transport boxes that constituted the communal buildings—meeting corridor, mess, and garage. The air of secrecy towers have been interspersed all through all of those, prepared now in concentric circles, with the smallest ones on the outdoor. In among those towers and his place, a dozen or extra army and police autos have been parked, forming an inverted wedge round the landward a part of the colony. no less than had gunners manning turrets, sweeping backward and forward in gradual arcs. Skyler counted approximately twenty women and men, in matching black uniforms, fanned out around the line, guns in hand. past them, colonists have been status in clumps, palms raised. a few of the black-clad intruders have been barking orders at them, too far-off for Skyler to listen to the phrases. Nightcliff? No. very unlikely. not likely that they can have came across the colony, or even extra ridiculous that they can get such a lot of clean flooring autos midway around the globe. Who then? He discovered with surprising panic that he used to be status within the open, a couple of steps out from the canopy of the wall. The air of mystery tower he’d introduced again now drifted slowly east in glad, uncaring lack of understanding of its atmosphere. Its course, Skyler discovered, may take it immediately into the facet of an armored body of workers provider. The scene gripped him. He knew he should still again away, locate conceal, and watch, however the ambling tower’s collision path was once like observing a vehicle ruin in gradual movement. of the militant intruders sat atop the car, their posture comfortable, their specialize in the colony. Skyler considered shouting a caution yet came across he couldn’t. He knew the tower could halt its personal development, however the males sitting there would possibly not. They’d simply see a huge black obelisk bearing down on them— one of many intruders, a dark-skinned guy, ultimately became adequate to work out the form looming, a moment ahead of influence. He shouted whatever and leapt from the roof of the large truck. His associate dove off the opposite aspect, an immediate prior to the tower reached them. The charisma tower hit the aspect of the motor vehicle, rocking it a little bit prior to coming to a leisure.