Against all odds, the Ark and her thirty-thousand survivors have reached Tau Ceti G to begin the long, arduous task of rebuilding human civilization. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world,Tau Ceti G's natives, the G'tel, are coming to grips with the sudden appearance of what many believe are their long-lost Gods.But first contact between humans and g'tel goes catastrophically wrong, visiting death on both sides. Rumors swirl that the massacre was no accident. The Ark's greatest hero, Bryan Benson, takes on the mystery.Together, Benson and partner - native 'truth-seeker' Kexx - will have to find enough common ground and trust to uncover a plot that threatens to plunge both of their peoples into an apocalyptic war that neither side can afford to fight.
- Paperback | 400 pages
- 05 Apr 2016
- Watkins Media
- Angry Robot
- London, United Kingdom
REVIEWS FOR THE ARK: "The stakes are high is this thrilling debut." - Kirkus Reviews; "This is the story I wish I had written. Generation ship. Detective story. Tomlinson takes such discordant elements and weaves them into a fascinating story: a Manet painting, advanced probes, exoplanet imaging, and more. I'm hoping that this is the start of a new subgenre: detectives in space!" - J. Daniel Batt
About Patrick S. Tomlinson
PATRICK S TOMLINSON is the son of an ex-hippie psychologist and an ex-cowboy electrician. He lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. When not writing sci-fi and fantasy novels and short stories, Patrick is busy developing his other passion: stand-up comedy. The Ark is his first novel.