The Last Human
The Last Human Zack Jordan
‘Aliens, adventure, mystery, and big ideas in a thoroughly fresh package’ Andy Weir, author of The Martian
Sarya is the galaxy’s worst nightmare: a Human.
But most days, she doesn’t feel like the most terrifying creature in the galaxy. No, most days, she’s got other things on her mind. Like hiding her identity among the hundreds of alien species roaming the corridors of Watertower Station. Or making sure her adoptive mother doesn’t casually eviscerate one of their neighbors. Again.
And most days, she can almost accept that she’ll never know the truth about why humanity was deemed too dangerous to exist, or whether she really is – impossibly – the lone survivors of a species destroyed a millennium ago. That is, until an encounter with a bounty hunter leaves her life and her perspective shattered.
Thrown into the universe at the helm of a stolen ship, Sarya begins to uncover an impossible truth. Humanity’s death and her own existence might simply be two moves in a demented cosmic game, one that might offer the thing she wants most in the universe – a second chance for herself, and one for humanity.
‘Easily the most fun read I’ve had all year’ Clint McElroy, co-author of The Adventure Zone
A highly accomplished postmodern space opera . . . Unique and thrilling * Locus * Full of witty dialogue and wild alien characters . . . A spirited sci-fi romp full of fun ideas and imaginative worldbuilding * SFX * The Last Human is a very funny novel, full of compelling ideas, engaging dialogue and fascinating species and technology, and we hope to see more of the galaxy Jordan has created * SciFiNow * The Last Human delivers characters who spring from the page with empathy, danger, cryptic motives and chills, all of it amid plenty of action and mystery, in a galaxy of wondrous possibilities * David Brin, author of The Postman * The Last Human plays out like a kill squad of Bene Gesserit on a spree in Peter Hamilton's Confederation, using a Hitchhiker's Guide to navigate . . . easily the most fun read I've had all year! * Clint McElroy, co-author of The Adventure Zone series * Aliens, adventure, mystery, and big ideas in a thoroughly fresh package * Andy Weir, author of The Martian *
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