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From Distant Stars (#2 From Darkest Skies)
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Sam Peters
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From Distant Stars (#2 From Darkest Skies)

Sam Peters


9781473214798

Gollancz


Science Fiction » Science;
Science Fiction » Future Society;
Science Fiction » Space;
Nexus - Science Fiction


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320 pages

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Inspector Keon has finally got over the death of his wife Alysha in a terrorist attack five years ago. The illegal AI copy of her - Liss - that he created to help him mourn has vanished, presumed destroyed. His life is back on track. But a deadly shooting in a police-guarded room in a high-security hospital threatens to ruin everything. Who got past the defences? Why did they kill the seemingly unimportant military officer who had been in a coma for weeks? And why did the scanners pick up the deceased man the next day on the other side of the planet, seemingly alive and well?

As Keon digs into the mysteries he begins to realise that the death was connected to a mysterious object, potentially alien, discovered buried in ice under the north pole. Someone has worked out what is hidden there, and what its discovery will mean for mankind. Someone who is willing to kill.

And another player has entered the game. Someone who seems to know more about Keon than is possible.

Someone who might be using Liss's information against him.

Or who might be Alysha, back from the dead.

By:   Sam Peters
Imprint:   Gollancz
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 128mm,  Spine: 32mm
Weight:   306g
ISBN:   9781473214798
ISBN 10:   1473214793
Series:   From Darkest Skies
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   February 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Sam Peters is a mathematician, part-time gentle-person adventurer and occasional screenwriter who has seen faces glaze over at the words 'science fiction' once too often. Inspirations include Dennis Potter, Mary Doria Russell, Lynda La Plante, Neal Stephenson, and Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. Has more hopes than regrets, more cats than children, watches a lot of violent contact sport and is an unrepentant closet goth.


A truly gripping novel with a mystery complex enough to keep me guessing to the end. * SF CROWSNEST * An entertaining piece of high-concept science fiction. * FRIGHTFEST * A true un-put-downable page turner. * POPULAR SCIENCE *

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