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Illuminae #1 / Amie Kaufman ; Jay Kristoff.

Kaufman, Amie. (Author). Kristoff, Jay. (Added Author).
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library Y KAU (Text) 33500012195947 Main Checked out 06/06/2018

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  • ISBN: 9780553499117 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0553499114 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9780553499124 (hardcover library binding)
  • ISBN: 0553499122 (hardcover library binding)
  • ISBN: 9780553499148 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0553499149 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "The planet Kerenza is attacked, and Kady and Ezra find themselves on a space fleet fleeing the enemy, while their ship's artificial intelligence system and a deadly plague may be the end of them all"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2015 September #2
    *Starred Review* High-school students Kady and Ezra have just broken up with each other when Kerenza IV, their mining outpost planetary home, is suddenly attacked by a rival company using both traditional and biological weapons. In the scramble to get off the planet, they are separated, ending up with a waning number of Kerenza survivors on two different space vessels that are trying to outrun one remaining BeiTech dreadnought; however, Kady and Ezra remain united in their desire to escape destruction, exact revenge, and maybe give each other a second chance. Tightly woven and suspenseful, this is one long briefing report about the mining colony attack and its aftermath that makes innovative use of mission reports, e-mails, texts, ship schematics, dialogue, and other forms of communication—with profanity cunningly redacted. Kaufman and Kristoff have created a fast-paced, quasi-political sci-fi thriller that is completely unique. Hints of romance and references to Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey interweave with the text, itself an arresting visual experience that weds form with expression and content: for example, a thin pinwheel of print reflects the chaos of a newbie pilot's first deadly space battle. The ending, two simple words, sets the stage for the next entry in the Illuminae Files, a planned trilogy. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Kaufman (Starbound series) and Kristoff (Lotus War series) are no strangers to the sf-fantasy world. Their combined expertise and fan bases, plus a huge marketing campaign by the publisher, will make this a hot title. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Amie Kaufman is the New York Times bestselling co-author of the Starbound series. Jay Kristoff is the award-winning author of the Lotus War series. Collectively, they are 12’5” tall and live in Melbourne, Australia, with two long-suffering spouses, two rescue dogs, and a plentiful supply of caffeine. They met, thanks to international taxation law, and stuck together due to a shared love of blowing things up and breaking hearts. You can learn more about Amie and Jay at and

Subject: Science fiction.
Interplanetary voyages > Fiction.
Artificial intelligence > Fiction.
Plague > Fiction.

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