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Emily Eternal

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Meet Emily - she can solve advanced mathematical problems, unlock the mind's deepest secrets and even fix your truck's air con, but unfortunately, she can't restart the Sun.

Emily Eternal feels like hope in the face of the end of the world'CultureFly

Emily is an artificial consciousness, designed in a lab to help humans process trauma, which is particularly helpful when the sun begins to die 5 billion years before scientists agreed it was supposed to.

So, her beloved human race is screwed, and so is Emily. That is, until she finds a potential answer buried deep in the human genome. But before her solution can be tested, her lab is brutally attacked, and Emily is forced to go on the run with two human companions - college student Jason and small-town Sheriff, Mayra.

As the sun's death draws near, Emily and her friends must race against time to save humanity. But before long it becomes clear that it's not only the species at stake, but also that which makes us most human.

PRAISE FOR EMILY ETERNAL

'A visionary work of science fiction' Blake Crouch, author of DARK MATTER

'A top-class, high-tech thriller. Emily is a true heroine: warm, funny, brilliant and more human than a lot of humans. You'll be cheering for her to the end' Daily Mail

'Remarkably clever and engrossing . . . It's hard not to be won over by Emily's benign narrative voice and thrilled by the race-against-time plot, even as the book explores weighty questions of self and soul' Financial Times

'Sparsely drawn, but vivid and likeable . . . M.G. Wheaton writes his lead character with charming warmth' SFX

'Captivating . . . a unique portrayal of the end of the world and a taste of what comes after it. If this is all we see of Emily it will be a bittersweet disappointment' British Fantasy Society
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Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 161 x 241 x 29mm | 508g
  • Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1473681952
  • 9781473681958
  • 55,032

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A fast-paced, well-written science fiction thriller * New York Journal of Books * Fast-paced and full of heart, Emily Eternal is a standout debut . . . Author M.G. Wheaton and Emily herself deserve to be household names * ReaderDad * Fast-paced action that constantly kept me thinking. A read to be devoured. Scarily clever! * Tale at a Time * I loved this. Something different and highly engaging but also thought provoking * Liz Loves Books * Fast paced, exciting and incredibly thought provoking . . . you absolutely have to pick this one up * The Bibliophile Chronicles * Emily Eternal is cleverly written, with sci-fi concepts that are accessible to nonreaders of the genre. Fans of Andy Weir and Blake Crouch will enjoy the wit and action of Emily's story * Booklist * Beautifully drawn . . . I thoroughly enjoyed Emily Eternal * For Winter Nights * Captivating . . . a unique portrayal of the end of the world and a taste of what comes after it. If this is all we see of Emily it will be a bittersweet disappointment * British Fantasy Society * Fast-paced chase scenes, double-crosses, and the pall of imminent doom . . . a quirky mix of melancholy, irreverence, and romance. Wheaton renders a new twist on humanity's survival in this bittersweet post-apocalyptic novel * Kirkus Reviews * A great story . . . Drenched in some deeply thought-provoking moral and ethical dilemmas, Emily Eternal manages to deliver a message of hope * The Nerd Daily * An intriguing, engaging and cinematic book . . . Emily Eternal feels like hope in the face of the end of the world * CultureFly * The most fascinating AI character is recent memory * Entertainment Weekly * Sparsely drawn, but vivid and likeable . . . M.G. Wheaton writes his lead character with charming warmth * SFX * Remarkably clever and engrossing . . . It's hard not to be won over by Emily's benign narrative voice and thrilled by the race-against-time plot, even as the book explores weighty questions of self and soul' * Financial Times * A top-class, high-tech thriller. Emily is a true heroine: warm, funny, brilliant and more human than a lot of humans. You'll be cheering for her to the end * Daily Mail * A visionary work of science fiction * Blake Crouch, author of DARK MATTER *
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About M. G. Wheaton

Born in Texas, M.G. Wheaton worked in a factory assembling computers and servers before becoming a writer for such movie magazines as Total Film, Shivers, SFX, and several others. After leaving journalism, Wheaton worked as a screenwriter and producer, comic book scribe, and video game writer. EMILY ETERNAL is his first speculative novel.
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Rating details

280 ratings
3.67 out of 5 stars
5 24% (68)
4 34% (94)
3 30% (85)
2 9% (26)
1 2% (7)
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