Last Star Standing

Last Star Standing

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The Wishing Shelf Awards Finalist
Eric Hoffer Prize Finalist
CYGNUS Book Awards for Science Fiction 2021 Finalist
Aiden has always felt like an outsider. After the rebel assassin is captured and imprisoned by the world's galactic overlords, he awaits execution. Then a mole working for the occupying regime alerts him to a plot that could destroy the entire resistance...Engineering a daring escape, Aiden's growing feud with the new rebel leader leaves him out in the cold and smouldering with resentment. Faced with deceit and betrayals on every side, he recruits a group of overlooked outcasts and stakes everything on one last mission.

Can the restless, reckless Aiden take a stand long enough to save humanity from enslavement?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 33mm | 296g
  • Unbound Digital
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1789650976
  • 9781789650976
  • 2,645,373

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'A dauntless soldier's epic tale of rebellion, escape, and redemption, Last Star Standing is a dazzling and chilling vision of the future... The writing has a sharp, post-apocalyptic edge with plenty of dark humor. Memorable characters leap off the page, the action is visceral and exciting, and Taylor's unleashed imagination makes this novel a deeply addictive read' SPR

'Taylor melds original world-building, dramatic flair and a lively storytelling style, bringing late twenty-first-century Earth to vivid life... Last Star Standing spurs readers to understand the juxtaposition of inner desire and outer reality that serves to obstruct and to shape humanity' RECOMMENDED, US Review of Books

'Readers receive a fine blend of fast-paced action and confrontations, and will find Aiden's special brand of reflection and irony compelling... Last Star Standing is a gritty, unique sci-fi drama powered by an unlikely hero and unexpected humor. Its encounters and progression will keep even seasoned sci-fi readers engrossed and involved in this world-saving effort that goes awry in the most unexpected ways' Midwest Book Review

'Taylor displays a masterful touch at bringing his characters to life, making this action-packed and thought-provoking offering a rare and engrossing treat' Jack Magnus, editorial review for Reader's Favorite

'Aiden is a fiery protagonist, making this outlandishly creative novel a pleasure to read. Last Star Standing is refreshingly unpredictable, while holding to classic form' Independent Review of Books

'Part dystopian fiction and part action-adventure, Last Star Standing is an entertaining read, with cohesive world-building that makes the plotline believable... a brilliant choice for any sci-fi fan' Love Reading website, editorial review

'Intriguing science-fiction with a post-apocalyptic flavor... the story captures and holds the imagination. The individual characters are artistic and original, giving a realistic feel. An extraordinary tale with a dynamic storyline' Susan Sewell, editorial review for Reader's Favorite
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About Spaulding Taylor

Alice McVeigh (writing as Spaulding Taylor) was born in Seoul, South Korea, and grew up in Southeast Asia. After surviving her teenage years in McLean, Virginia, and achieving an undergraduate degree in cello performance at the internationally renowned Jacobs School of Music, she came to London to study cello with William Pleeth. There she worked for over a decade with orchestras including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and Sir John Eliot Gardiner's Orchestre Revolutionaire et Romantique. Alice was first published in the late 1990s when her two contemporary novels (While the Music Lasts and Ghost Music) were published by Orion to critical acclaim.
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