Atlas Alone

Atlas Alone

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Six months after she left Earth, Dee is struggling to manage her rage toward the people who ordered the nuclear strike that destroyed the world. She's trying to find those responsible, and to understand why the ship is keeping everyone divided into small groups, but she's not getting very far alone.

A dedicated gamer, she throws herself into mersives to escape and is approached by a designer who asks her to play test his new game. It isn't like any game she's played before. Then a character she kills in the climax of the game turns out to bear a striking resemblance to a man who dies suddenly in the real world at exactly the same time. A man she discovers was one of those responsible for the death of millions on Earth.

Disturbed, but thinking it must be a coincidence, Dee pulls back from gaming and continues the hunt for information. But when she finds out the true plans for the future colony, she realises that to save what is left of humanity, she may have to risk losing her own.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 30mm | 278g
  • Gollancz
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1473223938
  • 9781473223936
  • 59,994

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The world-building is smart, and the final string is brilliantly creepy. * SCIFINOW MAGAZINE * Incredible... these standalone shared universe books have never failed to be haunting and compelling fiction... More gripping stuff from Newman. * STARBURST MAGAZINE * Emma Newman is one of the very best modern science fiction writers pushing the boundaries of the genre. * Adrian Tchaikovsky, author of CHILDREN OF TIME *
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About Emma Newman

Emma Newman writes short stories, novels and novellas in multiple speculative fiction genres. She won the British Fantasy Society Best Short Story Award 2015 for 'A Woman's Place' in the 221 Baker Streets anthology. Between Two Thorns, the first book in Emma's Split Worlds urban fantasy series, was shortlisted for the BFS Best Novel and Best Newcomer 2014 awards. Her science-fiction novel, After Atlas, was shortlisted for the 2017 Arthur C. Clarke award and the third novel in the Planetfall series, Before Mars, has been shortlisted for a BSFA Best Novel award.

Emma is also a professional audiobook narrator and also co-wrote and hosted the Alfie and Hugo Award-winning podcast 'Tea and Jeopardy'. Her hobbies include dressmaking, painting and role playing. She blogs at www.enewman.co.uk and can be found as @emapocalyptic on Twitter.
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