For fans of Marie Lu comes the first book in an epic series that bends the sci-fi genre into a new dimension.
“A truly beautiful novel that redefines the form." —Victoria Aveyard, bestselling author of Red Queen
This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded.
The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than a speck at the edge of the universe. Now with enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to evacuate with a hostile warship in hot pursuit.
But their problems are just getting started. A plague has broken out and is mutating with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a web of data to find the truth, it’s clear the only person who can help her is the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again.
Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, maps, files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.
“Prepare yourselves for Illuminae.” —EW.com
“[Y]ou’re not in for an ordinary novel experience. . . .” —Bustle.com
“A truly interactive experience. . . . A fantastically fun ride.” —MTV.com
★ “[O]ut-of-this-world awesome.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred
★ “…stylistically mesmerizing.” —Publishers Weekly, starred
★ “[A]n arresting visual experience.”—Booklist, starred
★ “[A] game-changer.” —Shelf Awareness, starred
“Brace yourself. You're about to be immersed in a mindscape that you'll never want to leave.” —Marie Lu, bestselling author of the Legend trilogy
"Genre: Undefinable. Novel: Unforgettable." —Kami Garcia, bestselling coauthor of Beautiful Creatures & author of Unbreakable
“An exuberant mix of space opera, romance, zombies, hackers, and political thrills.” —Scott Westerfeld, bestselling author of Zeroes and Uglies
“Stunningly creative. Smart, funny, and romantic.” —Veronica Rossi, bestselling author of Under the Never Sky
“This is one of those rare books that will truly keep your heart pounding.” —Beth Revis, bestselling author of Across the Universe
“This book is xxxxing awesome.”
—Laini Taylor, bestselling author of Daughter of Smoke and Bone
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About the Authors
Amie Kaufman is the author of young adult fiction, including the Elementals series, Unearthed, and the Starbound trilogy, coauthored with Meagan Spooner; and the Illuminae Files trilogy, coauthored with Jay Kristoff. She was raised in Australia and Ireland and has degrees in history, literature, law, and conflict resolution.
Jay Kristoff is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of fantasy and science fiction. He is the winner of eight Aurealis Awards, an ABIA, has over half a million books in print, and is published in over thirty five countries, most of which he has never visited. He is as surprised about all of this as you are. He is 6’7 and has approximately 11,500 days to live. He does not believe in happy endings.
About the Narrators
Beata Pozniak - wyrózniona przez Washington Post za nagranie najlepszego audiobooka roku w USA, dzieki czemu zostala nie tylko pierwsza Polka, ale pierwsza nieanglojezyczna aktorka, które zatrudnilo n ajwieksze anglojezyczne wydawnictwo literackie na swiecie – Penguin Random House. Za „Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead” Olgi Tokarczuk i “The Light in Hidden Places” zdobyla prestizowe nagrody Earphones Awards. Otrzymala 5 nominacji do Voice Arts Awards, m.in. za „Libretto for the Desert”. W Polsce zadebiutowala w “Zycie Kamila Kuranta”, a w USA u Olivera Stone’a w wielooskarowym filmie “JFK” grajac zone Gary’ego Oldmana. Pamietana jest z teatru tv grajac Ofelie w “Hamlecie we wsi Glucha Dolna” (Zlota Setka Teatru TV) czy z seriali: “Kroniki Mlodego Indiana Jones”, “Zlotopolscy”, “Melrose Place”, czy tez “Babylon 5” gdzie zagrala Kobiete Prezydenta swiata. W USA zaproponowala wprowadzenie ustawy obchodzenia Dnia Kobiet za co zostala wyrózniona przez Burmistrza Los Angeles i w Kongresie USA.
Emma Bering is an Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator whose readings include The Second Empress by Michelle Moran, Bride of New France by Suzanne Desrochers, and A Brief History of Montmaray by Michelle Cooper, among many others.
Kimberly Farr is an actress and winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards for narration. She has appeared on Broadway and at the New York Shakespeare Festival, the Roundabout Theatre, Playwright’s Horizons, and the American Place. She created the role of “Eve” in Arthur Miller’s first and only musical, Up from Paradise, which was directed by the author. She appeared with Vanessa Redgrave in the Broadway production of The Lady from the Sea and has acted in regional theaters across the country, including a performance in the original production of The 1940’s Radio Hour at Washington, DC’s Arena Stage.
Emily Rankin is an audio narrator and winner of two AudioFile Earphones Awards.
Sile Bermingham began her acting career in theater in her native Dublin before moving to New York to attend HB Studios. Theater credits include Loot, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolfe, Remembrance, A Touch of the Poet, A Woman of No Importance, and Crimes and Crimes, among many others. An avid reader and lover of stories, Sile has read the works of Maeve Binchy, Cecilia Ahern, and Joanne Harris.
Matthew Frow is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.
Matthew Frow is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.
Jacques Roy is a audio narrator and actor, known for The Lower Angels and Room and Board.
Lincoln Hoppe is an
accomplished actor of stage and screen with several films, plays, television
shows, and numerous audiobooks to his credit. His audiobook narrations have earned him nine AudioFile Earphones Awards. His diverse voice characterizations can be
heard on animated films, video games, and commercials across the globe. He is a
member of the Lost Angeles Comedy Sportz Improv Company.
Johnathan McClain is an American actor, voice-over talent, and Earphones Award–winning narrator. He pursued stage acting in New York for a number of years and has appeared in many television series, including Law & Order: SVU, Medium, Scoundrels, and CSI: Miami. He also has several narration credits, including Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series and Jeremy Logan novels by Lincoln Child.
Gabra Zackman is an actress, author, and narrator who has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards. She was educated at Northwestern University. A classically trained actress, she has appeared in theaters all over the country as well as on film and television.