Until the Last of Me : A Take Them to the Stars Novel
Showing that truth is stranger than fiction, Sylvain Neuvel weaves a scfi thriller reminiscent of Blake Crouch and Andy Weir in Until the Last of Me, blending a fast moving, darkly satirical look at the 1960s space race with an exploration of the amorality of progress and the nature of violence. The First Rule is the most important: "Always run, never fight." Over 100 generations, Mia's family has shaped Earth's history to push humanity to the stars, making brutal, wrenching choices along the way. And now Mia finds herself about to help launch the first people into space. She can't take them to the stars, not quite yet. But with her adversary almost upon her, and with the future of the planet at stake it's becoming clearer that obeying the First Rule is no longer an option. For the first time since her line's first generation, Mia will have to choose to stand her ground, knowing that the overwhelming odds mean that she risks not only her bloodline, but also the future of the human race.
- Hardback | 304 pages
- 137 x 210mm
- 29 Mar 2022
- New York
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Praise for A History of What Comes Next: "Sylvain's Neuvel's latest genre-bending bit of genius, A History of What Comes Next, is a riveting blend of historical thriller and scientific speculation, which never loses its core of humanity. It's exciting, thought-provoking, and ultimately shocking in both scope and plotting. It's the opening gambit in a trilogy that spans decades and promises much more to come. I'm in for the ride to the very end!" --James Rollins "An extraordinary twist on the space race and a paean to what smart, strong women can accomplish. I'm always over the moon for Neuvel's stories!"--Delilah S. Dawson "Sylvain Neuvel proves once again he deserves the title of the hottest new SF writer of the 21st century -- and this time he does it by looking back at the storied development of rocketry in the 20th. Clever and compelling, with a succession of kick-ass heroines propelling events along via mayhem and murder behind the scenes, A History of What Comes Next blasts off on page one and will keep you enthralled until the end."--Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of The Oppenheimer Alternative More Praise for Sylvain Neuvel: "Thought-provoking and disturbing. A cautionary tale illuminated with dark enlightenment."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review, on The Test "As high-concept as it is, Sleeping Giants is a thriller through and through. . . . Not only is Sleeping Giants one of the most promising series kickoffs in recent memory, it's a smart demonstration of how science fiction can honor its traditions and reverse-engineer them at the same time." --NPR "But the most surprising thing about the book may just be how compelling the central characters are in the midst of these larger-than-life concepts. . . . I can't stop thinking about it." --The Chicago Review of Books "Reminiscent of The Martian and World War Z, Sleeping Giants is a luminous conspiracy yarn that shoots for (and lands among) the stars." --Pierce Brown
About Sylvain Neuvel
Sylvain Neuvel has taught linguistics in India and worked as a software engineer in Montreal. He is also a certified translator, though he wishes he were an astronaut. His girlfriend would have him believe that he has too many toys, so he writes about aliens and giant robots as a blatant excuse to build action figures (for his son, of course). His debut, Sleeping Giants, was described by NPR as "one of the most promising series kickoffs in recent memory."