The second installment in Hamilton’s Salvation sequence envisions the potential demise of the human race at the behest of a ruthless alien species. Boasting the kind of meticulous world-building for which the author is renowned, Salvation Lost is another magnificent space opera from a master of the genre.
Fight together - or die alone ...
In the twenty-third century, humanity is enjoying a comparative utopia. Yet life on Earth is about to change, forever. Feriton Kane's investigative team has discovered the worst threat ever to face mankind - and we've almost no time to fight back. The supposedly benign Olyix plan to harvest humanity, in order to carry us to their god at the end of the universe. And as their agents conclude schemes down on earth, vast warships converge above to gather this cargo.
Some factions push for humanity to flee, to live in hiding amongst the stars - although only a chosen few would make it out in time. But others refuse to break before the storm. As disaster looms, animosities must be set aside to focus on just one goal: wiping this enemy from the face of creation. Even if it means preparing for a future this generation will never see.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 714 g
Dimensions: 241 x 161 x 41 mm
'Everything readers of Salvation will have hoped for. A series emerging as a modern classic' - Stephen Baxter
'This is galactic-scale space opera ... audacious, exciting, funny and just happens to have the most terrifying alien invasion concept I've ever encountered' - Alastair Reynolds
'Savage, brilliant and compelling. A masterclass in tension and spectacle' - Gareth L. Powell
'I found myself gripped by Salvation Lost, as I devoured it right to the scintillating end ... a dazzling tale of humanity face-to-face and toe-to-toe with the ultimate enemy!' - Michael Cobley
'Pacey, scary, heart-in-the-mouth thrilling, Salvation Lost is a total blast' - Ian McDonald
'Salvation Lost is action-oriented hardcore science fiction at its page-turning best' - The Guardian