By Jason M. Hough
The Exodus Towers gains all of the high-octane motion and richly imagined characters of The Darwin Elevator—but the stakes have by no means been higher.
The surprising visual appeal of a moment area elevator in Brazil in simple terms deepens the secret concerning the extraterrestrial beings who supplied it: the developers. Scavenger staff captain Skyler Luiken and terrific 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 less than assault from a roving band of plague-immune infantrymen. bring to an end from the colony, Skyler needs to salary a one-man battle opposed to the recent risk 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 knows that like no different. Full of compelling characters and thick with tension, The Darwin Elevator can provide either depression and wish besides a big dose of ask yourself. It’s a marvelous debut, and Hough can take my funds at any time when he writes whatever from now on.”—Kevin Hearne, New York Times bestselling writer of The Iron Druid Chronicles
“Newcomer Hough screens a expertise for innovative plotting and practical discussion, and the brisk pacing and cliffhanger finishing will retain readers enthralled and eagerly looking ahead to the subsequent installment.”—Publishers Weekly
“Jason M. Hough does a very good activity with this massive tale. the realm of Darwin and the Elevator is deliciously complicated and pleasant. 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 in contrast to any other . . . this is often anything specified. anything iconic. The Darwin Elevator is stuffed with majesty and beauty, secret and mayhem, colourful characters and insidious schemes.”—SF Signal
“Fun, action-packed and wonderful . . . a yes contender for technology fiction debut of the year!”—Pat’s myth Hotlist
“Claustrophobic, extreme, and enjoyable . . . I couldn’t positioned this e-book down. The Darwin Elevator depicts a terrifying global, suspends it from a fragile thread, and forces you to learn with held breath as you count on 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 powerful 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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Skyler couldn’t declare to understand her good, yet he knew sufficient to achieve she’d fallen into a few type of pit inside herself. whether a rift now shaped among them, not less than he may have stunned her again into her real self. not less than, he was hoping that might be the outcome. whilst he exited during the door, she nonetheless stood there, the radio held in cupped arms, her eyes fastened on it. If she spotted him, she made no circulation to talk or perhaps lookup. “See you the following at dawn,” Skyler mumbled, as he walked away. He went to the south aspect of camp, first, the place the colonists were sitting on their palms whilst the conflict begun. just about all the towers have been parked the following, and had careened away to the north and east with reckless abandon. As such, the human toll became out to be worst right here. through now many of the useless and wounded were moved, or at the least coated. 16 useless, twenty-three injured, Skyler overheard. One older guy was once nonetheless being taken care of within sight. A beaten leg, and Skyler guessed from the glance of it that it can have to be amputated. Mercifully, anyone had introduced a clinical package taken from the sanatorium and injected the bad fellow with a robust painkiller. Others have been busy making a choice on up the tents and different provides knocked apart via the runaway towers. a number of said Skyler while he handed. a few even thanked him for coming to their rescue. simply as many, even though, checked out him with accusing eyes, and he couldn’t blame them. They didn’t understand what he did, didn’t recognize what Gabriel used to be in a position to. so far as they knew, Tania had come all the way down to negotiate a few peace, and he’d ruined that attempt. a number of had even visible him dispatch the newly contaminated subhuman. In hindsight he may have selected a much less brutal process, yet there has been not anything to be performed approximately it now. on the tower backyard Skyler paused just a second. The few towers that remained have been silent, useless hulks. They nearly seemed lonely. the various colonists lingered approximately, operating to reposition the various large monoliths. They guided the cumbersome kinds with a newfound reverence, he observed. Skyler hiked in the course of the outdated collage grounds west of camp, then towards the dockyards. He discovered the remainder of his immunes in a small box among 3 constructions, huddled lower than a tree. a number of have been crying, he learned. Ana knelt lower than the tree, a limp physique in her palms. Davi. She regarded up at Skyler, her cheeks rainy with tears already shed. He desired to glance away, to fall to the floor and canopy his head in guilt and disgrace. something yet meet her gaze. He anticipated to discover accusation there. My brother is useless, because of you. Skyler pressured himself to come back her glance. In her uncooked, pink eyes he observed no accusation. as a substitute she looked as if it would show one basic idea: i've got not anything now other than you. Belém, Brazil 6. may possibly. 2283 TANIA SLIPPED INTO the makeshift comm room presently prior to dead night. The occasions of the day had tired her to the purpose of cave in, yet there has been yet another factor she needed to do prior to she may well locate sleep. She closed the door at the back of her and flipped at the LED lantern that hung from an uncovered bolt at the wall.