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  • ISBN: 9781250262103
  • ISBN: 1250262119
  • ISBN: 9781250262110
  • Physical Description: 291 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Tordotcom, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note: "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Summary, etc.: "Showing that truth is stranger than fiction, Sylvain Neuvel weaves a scfi thriller reminiscent of Blake Crouch and Andy Weir in Until the Last of Me, blending a fast moving, darkly satirical look at the 1960s space race with an exploration of the amorality of progress and the nature of violence. The First Rule is the most important: "Always run, never fight." Over 100 generations, Mia's family has shaped Earth's history to push humanity to the stars, making brutal, wrenching choices along the way. And now Mia finds herself about to help launch the first people into space. She can't take them to the stars, not quite yet. But with her adversary almost upon her, and with the future of the planet at stake it's becoming clearer that obeying the First Rule is no longer an option. For the first time since her line's first generation, Mia will have to choose to stand her ground, knowing that the overwhelming odds mean that she risks not only her bloodline, but also the future of the human race"--

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 March #2
    Set between 1968 and 1989, book two in Neuvel's Take Them to the Stars series begins six years after A History of What Comes Next (2021). It is a time of technological advancement and historic events—pocket calculators, computers, the moon landing, Nixon in China, the Challenger accident, discovery of a hole in the ozone layer, and the Pioneer and Voyager missions to the outer planets. The discovery of an ancient artifact created by one of their ancestors draws the ninety-ninth mother and her daughter, still running from their hunters, into a search for a message from the past. Newly recovered references to an earlier mother–daughter team from fifth century BCE in Egypt lead the male siblings who have relentlessly hunted the women for generations on a similar search. But unfolding changes in the goals of individuals on both sides have left everyone wanting to just end it all, and the coinciding searches seem destined to lead to a final, climactic confrontation. Series fans and readers of speculative thrillers built around actual historical events will eagerly anticipate book three. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Sylvain Neuvel has taught linguistics in India and worked as a software engineer in Montreal. He is also a certified translator, though he wishes he were an astronaut. His girlfriend would have him believe that he has too many toys, so he writes about aliens and giant robots as a blatant excuse to build action figures (for his son, of course). His debut, Sleeping Giants, was described by NPR as “one of the most promising series kickoffs in recent memory.”

Subject: Rocketry Fiction
Space flight Fiction
Space race Fiction
Genre: Novels.
Science fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Fictional Work

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