Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Giveaway: THE MACHINE AWAKES by Adam Christopher

The Machine Awakens - Adam Christopher

We have a giveaway for THE MACHINE AWAKES by Adam Christopher. There’s one copy of this dark science fiction novel for a US or Canadian resident. It’s the second in the Spider War series.


Here’s what the publisher says about the book:

Award-winning editor, comic writer, and author Adam Christopher returns to the spine-tingling universe of The Burning Dark with THE MACHINE AWAKES . Robert Jackson Bennet, author of American Elsewhere and The City of Stairs, says, “Christopher mines the terror of a setting that feels both tremendously vast and nerve-wrackingly claustrophobic,” and acclaimed author Martha Wells declares The Burning Dark “A riveting SF mystery reminiscent of Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House.” Old fans and new will not want to miss the latest from one of the most original and exciting writers in the science fiction genre.

In the decades since the human race first made contact with the Spiders—a machine race capable of tearing planets apart—the two groups have fought over interstellar territory. But the war has not been going well for humankind, and with the failure of the Fleet Admiral’s secret plan in the Shadow system, the commander is overthrown by a group of hardliners determined to get the war back on track. As humanity fights this destructive mechanical enemy, Special Agent Von Kodiak discovers a conspiracy far closer to home.

When the deposed Fleet Admiral is assassinated, Kodiak suspects the new guard is eliminating the old. But after the Admiral’s replacement is likewise murdered, all bets are off as Kodiak discovers the prime suspect is one of the Fleet’s own, a psi-marine and decorated hero—a hero killed in action, months ago. At the same time, his twin sister vanished from the Fleet Academy, where she was training to join her brother on the front.

As Kodiak investigates, he uncovers a conspiracy that stretches from the slums of Salt City to the floating gas mines of Jupiter. There, deep in the roiling clouds of the planet, the Jovian Mining Corporation is hiding something, a secret that will tear the Fleet apart and that the Morning Star, a group of militarized pilgrims searching for their lost god, is determined to uncover. But there is something else hiding in Jovian system. Something insidious and intelligent, machine-like and hungry….

Tor | Hardcover | April 21, 2015 | 416 pages


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