Publication Date: 17/03/2022 ISBN: 9780241445143 Category:

Until the Last of Me

Sylvain Neuvel

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date: 17/03/2022 ISBN: 9780241445143 Category:
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The thrilling second instalment in the TAKE THEM TO THE STARS series – a secret history of our world like no other . . .

‘Introspective, lyrical and with a growing sense of menace running under it all’ THE TIMES

Perfect for fans of The Man in the High Castle and The Eternals
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The First Rule is the most important: ‘Always run, never fight’.

For 3000 years Mia’s family has shaped Earth’s history to push humanity to the stars, making brutal, wrenching choices along the way.

And now, in the year 1968, 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 stand her ground.

Because the overwhelming odds mean that she risks not only her bloodline, but also the future of the human race . . .
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Sylvain Neuvel’s sci-fi thriller Until the Last of Me is a fast, darkly satirical alternate history of the 1960s space race in which the struggle isn’t to be the first to the stars – but the last one standing.

Praise for Sylvain Neuvel

‘It’s fascinating to see how Neuvel weaves together fact and fiction . . . a blast. Seriously clever’ SFX

‘An alt-history with a difference. Traces the true story of the development of rocket science but adds an alien-conspiracy-theory edge . . . Good fun’ Guardian

‘Wry narration, wired action . . . Fans of alternate history and intelligent sci-fi will love this’ Publishers Weekly

Publisher Review

Praise for Sylvain Neuvel * - * It's fascinating to see how Neuvel weaves together fact and fiction . . . a blast. Seriously clever * SFX * An alt-history with a difference. Traces the true story of the development of rocket science but adds an alien-conspiracy-theory edge in the shape of a fictional team of mother-daughter clones. Along with the problems faced by women trying to change the world (or at least get men to listen to them), they are threatened by a mysterious 'Tracker' who has spent centuries trying to kill them. Good fun * Guardian * A dark and ambitious book. Neuvel is forging ahead * SFX Magazine * Wry narration, wired action . . . Fans of alternate history and intelligent sci-fi will love this * Publishers Weekly * Clever and compelling, it will keep you enthralled until the end -- Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of The Oppenheimer Alternative * - * There's real cleverness at work here. Mia, bent on getting humanity sufficiently technologically developed so that they can leave Earth, makes some dodgy-sounding moral choices as she works towards humanity's salvation * The Times * Highly crafted and unique * Library Journal *

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