Sly Mongoose

Sly Mongoose

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Welcome to Chilo, a planet blasted by corrosive rain, crushing pressure, and deadly heat. A planet where people live in floating cities high above the inferno. A select group of young men, including fourteen-year-old Timas, risk death to obtain the raw materials necessary for survival by travelling down through the acid clouds to mine the planet's surface. Timas's life is turned upside down when a man named Pepper crash-lands on the city. Pepper is fleeing a bizarre alien intelligence, and he bears ominous news that a full-scale invasion cannot be far behind. As Timas and Pepper try to convince the reluctant city government to prepare for war, floating cities all across Chilo fall silent one by one. Time is running out for Timas and Pepper to discover how to defeat an enemy that turns Chilo's own citizens into monsters, and to discover the secret hidden beneath Chilo's deadly clouds--a secret that could save the planet, and may prevent interplanetary more

Product details

  • Paperback | 386 pages
  • 104.14 x 170.18 x 27.94mm | 181.44g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765358727
  • 9780765358721
  • 671,158

Review quote

“"Sly Mongoose" combines weird and wonderful tech and human cultures of fantastic diversity with some of the coolest planet-building this side of Hal Clement.”—Elizabeth Bear “Tobias S. Buckell is a dazzling new voice.”—Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award–Winning author of "Hominids" on "Crystal Rain "“"Ragamuffin "is a winner.”"—San Jose Mercury News "“First-class space adventure, with tip-top characterization, action, and world-building. May Buckell enjoy a long, productive career.”"—Booklist "on "Ragamuffin "“Buckell plays with Caribbean and Aztec cultures, bending their exotic flavor to technology-flavored ends. A lot of fun.”"—Publishers Weekly "on "Ragamuffin "“"Crystal Rain "is refreshing and imaginative, an exotic stew of cultures, myths, and technology.”—Kevin J. Anderson, bestselling co-author of "Sandworms Of Dune "“Buckell’s firstshow more

About Tobias S Buckell

Tobias S. Buckell is a Caribbean-born writer who grew up in Grenada, the United States, and the British Virgin Islands. He now lives in Bluffton, more

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511 ratings
3.81 out of 5 stars
5 19% (99)
4 50% (254)
3 24% (123)
2 6% (32)
1 1% (3)
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