Critical Point

Critical Point

3.91 (255 ratings by Goodreads)
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S. L. Huang's Critical Point is a breakout SF thriller for fans of John Scalzi and Greg Rucka. Math-genius mercenary Cas Russell has stopped a shadow organization from brainwashing the world and discovered her past was deliberately erased and her superhuman abilities deliberately created. And that's just the start: when a demolitions expert targets Cas and her friends, and the hidden conspiracy behind Cas's past starts to reappear, the past, present, and future collide in a race to save one of her dearest friends.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 165 x 236 x 41mm | 544g
  • New York
  • English
  • 1250180368
  • 9781250180360
  • 2,371,545

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Exhilarating action sequences.... clever plotting and thrilling action. --Publishers Weekly High-stakes action and emotional velocity . . . a sf thriller that fans will truly enjoy. --Library Journal [Critical Point] starts with a bang and never lets up. --Booklist Praise for Zero Sum Game: A smart, calculated action thriller that keeps the reader guessing.--Den of Geek Trust us, trigonometry has never sounded so cool.--Paste Magazine "Fun and original."--San Francisco Chronicle A fast-paced, darkly humorous read with a lot of heart for fans of action and urban fantasy, as well as lovers of Wolverine and other morally ambiguous, gritty superheroes with a mysterious past.--Booklist, Starred Review Fast, furious, and adds up to one of the coolest, most crackin' reads this year.--Chuck Wendig The best novel I've read this year; a heroine I fell in love with.--Eric Van Lustbader, #1 New York Times bestselling author Cas Russell is who I want to be when I grow up. She kicks ass with her fists and her brain--a true twenty-first century action hero. I loved this book.--Richard Kadrey Paced at a flat out sprint.--Kate Elliott "The smartest and thrillingest book you'll read all year."--Ken Liu Intense, vivid, and insanely clever, with a great heroine--I couldn't put it down.--Yoon Ha Lee, New York Times bestselling author This hard-to-put-down, action-packed sf debut is intelligent and entertaining. With Cas, Huang has created an indelible, flawed character who makes mathematics seem almost magical.--Library Journal, Starred Review "A paranormal thriller in which both the action and the questions don't stop....Cas is an awesome antiheroine...exciting, nasty excellent harbinger for books to come."--Kirkus
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About S L Huang

S. L. HUANG has a math degree from MIT and is a professional stuntwoman & armorer who has worked in Hollywood on Battlestar Galactica and a number of other productions. Her short fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons, Nature, and The Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy 2016. She is the author of the Cas Russell series, which includes Zero Sum Game, Null Set, and Critical Point
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Rating details

255 ratings
3.91 out of 5 stars
5 27% (70)
4 40% (103)
3 29% (74)
2 2% (6)
1 1% (2)
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