Jason M. Hough’s pulse-pounding
debut combines the drama, swagger, and vivid characters of Joss
Whedon’s Firefly with the talent of sci-fi author John Scalzi.
In the mid-twenty-third
century, Darwin, Australia, stands as the last human city on Earth. The world
has succumbed to an alien plague, with most of the population transformed into
mindless, savage creatures. The planet’s refugees flock to Darwin, where a
space elevator—created by the architects of this apocalypse, the Builders—emits
a plague-suppressing aura.
Luiken has a rare immunity to the plague. Backed by an international crew of
fellow “immunes,” he leads missions into the dangerous wasteland beyond the
aura’s edge to find the resources Darwin needs to stave off collapse. But when
the elevator starts to malfunction, Skyler is tapped—along with the brilliant
scientist, Dr. Tania Sharma—to solve the mystery of the failing alien
technology and save the ragged remnants of humanity. Download and start listening now!