By Jason M. Hough
The Exodus Towers beneficial properties all of the high-octane motion and richly imagined characters of The Darwin Elevator—but the stakes have by no means been higher.
The unexpected visual appeal of a moment area elevator in Brazil basically deepens the secret in regards to the extraterrestrial beings who supplied it: the developers. Scavenger workforce captain Skyler Luiken and superb scientist Dr. Tania Sharma have shaped a colony round the new Elevator’s base, using cellular towers to guard people from the developers’ plague. yet they're quickly below assault from a roving band of plague-immune infantrymen. bring to a halt from the colony, Skyler needs to salary a one-man warfare opposed to the recent chance in addition to murderous subhumans and thugs from Darwin—all whereas attempting to resolve the puzzle of the developers’ grasp plan . . . earlier than it’s too past due for the final vestiges of humanity.
Praise for The Darwin Elevator
“A hell of a enjoyable book.”—James S. A. Corey, New York instances bestselling writer of Abaddon’s Gate
“[Jason M.] Hough’s first novel combines the rapid-fire motion and remarkable characters linked to Joss Whedon’s short-lived Firefly television sequence with the accessibility and medical acumen of [James S. A.] Corey’s ‘Expanse’ series.”—Library Journal (starred review)
“The better part approximately alien tales is their secret, and Jason Hough is familiar with that like no different. Full of compelling characters and thick with tension, The Darwin Elevator gives you either melancholy and desire besides a big dose of ask yourself. It’s a fantastic debut, and Hough can take my funds every time he writes whatever from now on.”—Kevin Hearne, New York Times bestselling writer of The Iron Druid Chronicles
“Newcomer Hough monitors a expertise for ingenious plotting and lifelike discussion, and the brisk pacing and cliffhanger finishing will continue readers enthralled and eagerly anticipating the subsequent installment.”—Publishers Weekly
“Jason M. Hough does an outstanding activity with this large tale. the realm of Darwin and the Elevator is deliciously complicated and gratifying. Skyler, Tania, and the entire different characters are delightfully drawn and enjoyable to spend time with. . . . the tale unfolds with simply the correct stability of excessive experience, espionage, humor, and emotional truth. . . . once you end, you’ll wish more.”—Analog
“A debut novel not like any other . . . this is often whatever unique. anything iconic. The Darwin Elevator is stuffed with majesty and sweetness, secret and mayhem, colourful characters and insidious schemes.”—SF Signal
“Fun, action-packed and enjoyable . . . a convinced contender for technological know-how fiction debut of the year!”—Pat’s delusion Hotlist
“Claustrophobic, excessive, and pleasant . . . I couldn’t positioned this booklet down. The Darwin Elevator depicts a terrifying international, suspends it from a fragile thread, and forces you to learn with held breath as you expect the inevitable fall.”—Hugh Howey, New York Times bestselling writer of Wool
“Hough writes with impossible to resist strength and gritty realism. His places his characters via hell, blending a resounding plot with heart-stopping motion and moments of uncooked terror because the global is going loopy within the shadow of unfathomable alien intentions.”—Sara Creasy, writer of the Philip okay. Dick Award–nominated Song of Scarabaeus
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He replayed the scene many times, hoping it should develop into much less terrifying. the truth that it didn’t in simple terms served to scare him extra. After a number of hours of wandering he came upon himself again on the tiny village the place the deserted air of mystery tower nonetheless waited, lodged into the facet of a shack. The solar sat low within the western sky, kissing either horizon under and rainclouds above. midway via securing a small domestic to make camp in, Skyler swore. He’d by no means suggested his findings. “Karl, come in,” he acknowledged after fumbling with the radio. “Hello? i would like a group despatched out right here at sunrise; it’s pressing. complete equipment. we've an issue. Please recognize. ” Silence. Skyler smacked the radio along with his palm, attempted back, and located an identical end result. both his machine had failed, or Karl’s had. He attempted a brief seek of the lifeless colonists’ our bodies, but when any had carried their radio out the following, it were misplaced within the confusion in their loss of life. He had no different choice yet to camp right here and go back at sunrise, and went approximately securing a small outlying construction to function preserve. chuffed he wouldn’t be shocked within the evening, he ate a brief meal and cocooned himself in a blanket at the gritty tile ground. Drifting off, underneath the bugs, frogs, and different natural world, Skyler notion he might pay attention the chanting back. It lulled him to a dreamless sleep. He woke in a bad temper. The solar blazed, already good above the horizon. Clouds huddled in offended clumps, scattered flippantly around the sky, permitting lengthy classes of sun to fall. no longer even midday and the day promised uncomfortable warmth. at the very least in Darwin the sea breeze supplied a few respite. After washing his face and swishing the staleness from his mouth, he heated a military-style packaged meal over a small flame. “Pork in rice,” the Aussie military package deal boasted like a dare. With a few sizzling sauce it could possibly have had sufficient style to excite a soft palate or , yet Skyler ate the mush simply an analogous. energy have been energy, and it definite beat munching on one other goddamn mango. Sweating via breakfast, slapping his neck while bugs landed there, Skyler mentally plotted his path. His accountability to come back the air of secrecy tower avoided him from reclaiming his bike, so he observed little need to come back through the reservoir and Water highway. in addition to, he notion it most sensible to maintain the motorbike mystery so long as he may. as a substitute he made up our minds to take a shorter route to Belém’s facet, then go back to camp through the immediately and huge urban streets, which have been a bit more uncomplicated to navigate with an enormous alien equipment. Skyler took your time cleansing up the camp. He came across the breakaway colonists’ backpacks and piled them smartly jointly less than an awning. with out solution to hold all of them, Skyler figured they have been secure sufficient after he draped a parka over them. subsequent he searched the our bodies, discovering just a couple of beneficial goods: a pocketknife, a flashlight, and compasses. Bloody amateurs. He made a psychological notice to prescribe a regular equipment for any “away group” touring past the proven perimeter. the journey trip shop he’d came upon 3 weeks again would offer the entire equipment helpful and will be emptied out with one well-staffed challenge.