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Pilot Megan Jacinth has three impossible goals. She has to find her friend Bash, who she left for dead to save her own life. She needs to locate a space-faring entity, using Bash to do so. Then she must unlock this Marauder's ancient secrets. And if she doesn't, millions will die. An alien incursion is coming, and the Marauder's knowledge is the key to survival or annihilation. When Megan finds Bash, he's being held captive by Gregor Tarrant. Tarrant wants Megan dead - but not before he finds the entity himself, for his own dark goals. Megan is desperate to reach the Marauder first, but the price for unlocking its secrets may be too high. Megan should know, as she still bears the scars from their last encounter ...The Times has said Gary Gibson is 'To be considered alongside the leading triumvirate of British hard SF writers: Al Reynolds, Peter Hamilton, and Neal Asher ...a treat for all fans of intelligent space opera' and SFX has called his work 'Gripping, imaginative and morally complex'.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 28mm | 320g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Tor
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main market ed
  • 0330519840
  • 9780330519847
  • 240,081

About Gary Gibson

Gary Gibson has worked as a graphic designer and magazine editor and began writing at the age of fourteen. He lives in Glasgow and previous novels include the Shoal series (Stealing Light, Nova War and Empire of Light), plus the stand-alone books Angel Stations, Against Gravity, Final Days and The Thousand more

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Praise for Gary Gibson: 'A violent, inventive, relentlessly gripping adventure' The Times, 'To be considered alongside the leading triumvirate of British hard SF writers: Al Reynolds, Peter Hamilton, and Neal Asher ... a treat for all fans of intelligent space opera' Guardian, 'High-octane action, terrific future tech and a superbly imagined alien civilisation help to make this a page-turning belter from one of our best exponents of hardcore SF adventure' Daily Mail, 'Gibson has produced a seriously entertaining Sci-Fi page turner'SFX, 'A satisfying and absorbing read from a hugely enjoyable author' Interzone, 'Gripping, imaginative and morally complex' SFX, 'A cracking holiday read ... Gary's best to date', 'One of the top SF writers active today...In the right hands SF can be wonderful, inventive, and hugely enjoyable - and Gary Gibson is just that sort of author', 'One of the top SF authors of today ...another Gary Gibson winner! FantasyBookReview blog, 'Someone that is a sheer joy to read. Great stuff' FalcataTimes blogshow more

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332 ratings
3.82 out of 5 stars
5 18% (59)
4 52% (173)
3 26% (85)
2 4% (13)
1 1% (2)
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