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The first novel in the multi-million dollar video game franchise Dead Space

When geophysicist Michael Altman hears of the mysterious signal emitted from deep within the Chicxulub crater, he can not resist the lure of an undiscovered artifact. With his girlfriend Ada, he joins a team excavating the underwater crater, determined to find the source of the baffling message. The artifact, named "The Black Marker," possesses a mysterious power. Close proximity to the stone causes strange occurrences: visions of the dead, vivid dreams, and violent murders. When Michael secretly obtains a small piece of the marker, he too begins to dream.

The Black Marker has chosen him to hear his message: You need to prove yourself worthy of eternal life, or the slate will be wiped clean on Earth.

This is the story of the origin of "The Black Marker," the foundation of the Church of Unitology, and a discovery that will change the world.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 375 pages
  • 104.14 x 170.18 x 30.48mm | 181.44g
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765364301
  • 9780765364302
  • 214,523

About Brian Evenson

B.K. Evenson has also published the Aliens franchise novel Aliens: No Exit and the Halo short story "Pariah" in Halo: Evolutions. As Brian Evenson, he is the author of Last Days and The Open Curtain. He has been a finalist for an Edgar Award, a Spinetingler Award and a Shirley Jackson Award, and received and IHG Award. Last Days was chosen by the American Library Association as Best Horror Novel of 2009.
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1,668 ratings
3.84 out of 5 stars
5 30% (507)
4 35% (587)
3 26% (429)
2 6% (105)
1 2% (40)

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I highly recomend reading this book if you are a fan of the franchise for the story it tells is of most relevance and interest in the main storyline. Its very well written and easy to read because it gets your attention, builds up suspense and reveals crucial information in key moments designed to attract the readers interest without feeling like there is too much to process at the same time. It also describes the environment in a manner that makes you feel part of it, and the way it develops the characters is excellent. If you are in any way a fan of the Dead Space franchise, this piece of art is a Must-Have in your more
by Fábio Matos
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