A History of What Comes Next (Hardback)Sylvain Neuvel (author)
A speculative fiction as rich as The Man in the High Castle and as packed with thrills as Ready Player One
'An alt-history with a difference' GUARDIAN
This is a secret history of our world like no other . . .
Always run, never fight.
Preserve the knowledge.
Survive at all costs.
Take them to the stars.
Mia, a nineteen-year-old girl, is sent by the OSS to find Wernher von Braun: Germany's - and the world's - foremost rocket scientist. Her mission: stop the Russians getting hold of him.
But von Braun is suspicious. And so he should be.
For Mia is no ordinary girl. She only looks human. And helping the Allies win the Second World War is just one part of her plan . . .
Because there's an even darker conflict on Earth. A secret struggle thousands of years old. One that has taken generations of Mia's people.
But can the firing of rockets finally bring about its end?
Can Mia, as the last of her kind, bring the stars down to earth?
And if she succeeds, what will happen to us?
'There's real cleverness at work here' The Times
'Wry narration, wired action . . . Fans of alternate history and intelligent sci-fi will love this' Publishers Weekly
'Clever and compelling, it will keep you enthralled until the end' Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of The Oppenheimer Alternative
'A dark and ambitious book. Neuvel is forging ahead' SFX Magazine
'Highly crafted and unique' Library Journal
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 517 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 29 mm
An alt-history with a difference. Traces the true story of the development of rocket science but adds an alien-conspiracy-theory edge in the shape of a fictional team of mother-daughter clones. Along with the problems faced by women trying to change the world (or at least get men to listen to them), they are threatened by a mysterious 'Tracker' who has spent centuries trying to kill them. Good fun * Guardian *
A dark and ambitious book. Neuvel is forging ahead * SFX Magazine *
Wry narration, wired action . . . Fans of alternate history and intelligent sci-fi will love this * Publishers Weekly *
Clever and compelling, it will keep you enthralled until the end-- Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of The Oppenheimer Alternative
There's real cleverness at work here. Mia, bent on getting humanity sufficiently technologically developed so that they can leave Earth, makes some dodgy-sounding moral choices as she works towards humanity's salvation * The Times *
Highly crafted and unique * Library Journal *
A blast. Seriously clever fun * SFX *
Praise for the THEMIS FILES * : *
A stellar debut which masterfully blends sci-fi, political thriller and apocalyptic fiction. So much more than the sum of its parts - a page-turner of the highest order * Kirkus Reviews *
Reminiscent of The Martian and World War Z, this is a luminous conspiracy yarn that shoots for (and lands among) the stars -- Pierce Brown, author of Red Rising
Captivating * Buzzfeed *
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