Only Human

Only Human : Themis Files Book 3

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This is the gripping, edge-of-your-seat finale to the ground-breaking THEMIS FILES trilogy by the author of Waking Gods and Sleeping Giants . . .

We always thought the biggest threat to humanity would come from the outside.

We were wrong.

Brilliant scientist Rose Franklin has devoted her adult life to solving the mystery she accidentally stumbled upon as a child: a huge metal hand buried beneath the ground outside Deadwood, South Dakota.

The discovery set in motion a cataclysmic chain of events with geopolitical ramifications.

Rose and the Earth Defence Corps raced to master the enigmatic technology, as giant robots suddenly descended on Earth's most populous cities, killing one hundred million people in the process. Though Rose and her team were able to fend off the attack, their victory was short-lived. The mysterious invaders retreated, disappearing from the shattered planet . . . but they took the scientist and her crew with them.

Now, after nearly ten years on another world, Rose returns to find a devastating new war - this time between humans. It appears the aliens left behind their titanic death machines so humankind will obliterate itself.

Rose is determined to find a solution, whatever it takes. But will she become a pawn in a doomsday game no one can win?
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 161 x 240 x 30mm | 621g
  • Michael Joseph Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0718189531
  • 9780718189532
  • 72,020

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One of the most promising series kickoffs in recent memory * NPR * It bursts at the seams with big ideas. This book is a sheer blast from start to finish -- Blake Crouch, author of Dark Matter and the bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy This year's The Martian... if you want a captivating story with some serious sci-fi elements and dark undertones, this is it! So good and so eerie * Buzzfeed * A page-turner of the highest order! * Kirkus Reviews * Praise for Sleeping Giants * - * A superb follow-up - we can't wait to see where Neuvel takes this story next * SciFiNow * Kick-ass, one-on-one robot action combines with mind-bending scientific and philosophical speculation. Series science-fiction fans will enjoy this follow-up filled with unexpected revelations and a surprise finale * Booklist * Pure, unadulterated literary escapism featuring giant killer robots and the looming end of mankind. In a word: unputdownable * Kirkus Reviews * Praise for Waking Gods * . *
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About Sylvain Neuvel

Sylvain Neuvel has a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Chicago. He is an amateur robotics enthusiast and life-long fan of all things science fiction. Sleeping Giants is the first in the Themis Files series, followed by Waking Gods and Only Human.
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