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Author: Sylvain Neuvel Narrator: Richard Trinder, Kevin Shen, Andrew Byron, Laila Pyne, Sylvain Neuvel, Jilly Bond, Thomas Judd, Dugald Bruce-Lockhart, Dugald Bruce-Lockhart, Imogen Wilde Publisher: Macmillan Audio Audio Length: Release Date: February 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781250790132

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This program includes additional material read by Sylvain Neuvel, and a bonus conversation with narrators Jilly Bond and Imogen Wilde. Showing that truth is stranger than fiction, Sylvain Neuvel weaves a sci-fi thriller reminiscent of Blake Crouch and Andy Weir, blending a fast moving, darkly satirical look at 1940s rocketry with an exploration of the amorality of progress and the nature of violence in A History of What Comes Next. Always run, never fight. Preserve the knowledge. Survive at all costs. Take them to the stars. Over 99 identical generations, Mia’s family has shaped human history to push them to the stars, making brutal, wrenching choices and sacrificing countless lives. Her turn comes at the dawn of the age of rocketry. Her mission: to lure Wernher Von Braun away from the Nazi party and into the American rocket program, and secure the future of the space race. But Mia’s family is not the only group pushing the levers of history: an even more ruthless enemy lurks behind the scenes. A darkly satirical first contact thriller, as seen through the eyes of the women who make progress possible and the men who are determined to stop them... This program is read by: Jilly Bond, Imogen Wilde, Richard Trinder, Laila Pyne, Andrew Byron, Thomas Judd, Dugald Bruce Lockhart, and Kevin Shen, with additional material read by the author. A Macmillan Audio production from Tor.com

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About the Author

Sylvain Neuvel dropped out of high school at age fifteen. Along the way, he has been a journalist, worked in soil decontamination, sold ice cream in California, and peddled furniture across Canada. He received a PhD in linguistics from the University of Chicago, taught in India, and worked as a software engineer in Montreal. He is also a certified translator. Neuvel is an amateur robotics enthusiast and lifelong fan of all things science fiction. He lives in Montreal.

About the Narrators

Jilly Bond has worked extensively in theater and radio for many years. Her stage credits include Miranda in The Tempest, Fiona in When I Was a Girl I Used to Scream and Shout, and Anita in A Small Family Business. She is regularly heard in dramas for Radio 4 and the BBC World Service. She has won two AudioFile Earphones Awards for her audiobook narration.

Thomas Judd is a voice talent and Earphones Award–winning audio narrator.

Dugald Bruce-Lockhart trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and is both an actor and a director. He is an associate director of the Central School of Speech and Drama as well as the Propeller Theatre Company. He has worked with numerous theatres across the United Kingdom as an actor. His television credits include Case Histories, Walter’s War, and Hotel Babylon. Dugald continues to teach and direct for drama schools as well as lead acting workshops.

Dugald Bruce-Lockhart trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and is both an actor and a director. He is an associate director of the Central School of Speech and Drama as well as the Propeller Theatre Company. He has worked with numerous theatres across the United Kingdom as an actor. His television credits include Case Histories, Walter’s War, and Hotel Babylon. Dugald continues to teach and direct for drama schools as well as lead acting workshops.

Iva-Marie Palmer is the author of The Summers and The End of the World as We Know It. She grew up in Chicago’s south suburbs and now lives in Los Angeles with her husband.

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