Behemoth: Seppuku Bk. 2

Behemoth: Seppuku Bk. 2

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Lenie Clarke - amphibious cyborg, Meltdown Madonna, agent of the Apocalypse - has grown sick to death of her own cowardice. For five years, she and her rifter brethren have shared a hideout with the remnant of the corporate elite, "the corpses," who used bio-engineering to create the rifters. Atlantis was an exit strategy for the corpses, a place where the world's movers and Shakers had hidden from the doomsday microbe Behemoth - and from the hordes of the moved and the shaken left behind. Now that world closes in. An unknown enemy hunts them through the crushing darkness of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Behemoth - twisted, mutated, more virulent than ever - has found them already. The fragile armistice between the drifters and their one - time masters has exploded into all-out war and not even the legendary Lenie Clarke can stop it. Billions have died since she loosed Behemoth upon the world. The whole biosphere came apart at the seams while she hid and did nothing. But now there is no place left to hide and Lenie Clarke must return to confront the mess she made. Redemption doesn't come easy with the blood of a world on your hands.
But even after five years in pitch-black purgatory, Lenie Clarke is still Lenie Clarke. There will be consequences for anyone who gets in her way - and worse ones, perhaps, if she succeeds.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 31.75mm | 453.59g
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765311720
  • 9780765311726

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Praise for "Starfish "and "Maelstrom" "I have no hesitation in recommending both books to readers interested in up-to-date science fiction with a seriously paranoid edge."--"The New York Times" "Watts moves from the relentless pressure of "Starfish" to the frantic speed of chaos in action, never losing the tight focus on his fascinating characters in this excellent sequel to his debut novel."-"-Booklist" [Starred Review] "Watts has grown into a powerful hard-SF voice in the space of only two books. . . .With its worst-case-scenario setting and thoroughly compelling characters, "Maelstrom" delivers on all the promises hard SF has ever thought to make, bundling future science and a suspenseful story into a single thrilling package." -"Locus" Praise for "ehemoth: -Max: " "One of the novel's most fascinating aspects is its extremely inhospitable setting, under 300 atmospheres pressure at the ocean's sunless floor. Readers will also find themselves unwillingly gripped by the simultaneously flawed and ferocious characters, shaped by a social situation bleaker than anything outside John Shirley's early novels. . . .They're uncomfortably believable, like us at our least generous moments. Finally, the writing is compelling, jittery, full of dark irony."-"Publishers Weekly"
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About Peter Watts

Peter Watts calls himself "a reformed marine biologist." Canada's "Globe and Mail" calls him "one of the very best hard-SF writers alive." The two volumes of ehemoth complete the trilogy he began with "Starfish "and "Maelstrom." He is currently writing an unrelated literary novel involving space vampires for Tor. He lives in Toronto, Canada.
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4 38% (466)
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2 7% (89)
1 2% (21)
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