By Jason M. Hough
The Exodus Towers gains the entire high-octane motion and richly imagined characters of The Darwin Elevator—but the stakes have by no means been higher.
The surprising visual appeal of a moment house elevator in Brazil merely deepens the secret concerning the extraterrestrial beings who supplied it: the developers. Scavenger group captain Skyler Luiken and extraordinary scientist Dr. Tania Sharma have shaped a colony round the new Elevator’s base, using cellular towers to guard people from the developers’ plague. yet they're quickly less than assault from a roving band of plague-immune infantrymen. bring to a halt from the colony, Skyler needs to salary a one-man warfare opposed to the recent danger in addition to murderous subhumans and thugs from Darwin—all whereas attempting to remedy the puzzle of the developers’ grasp plan . . . prior to it’s too past due for the final vestiges of humanity.
Praise for The Darwin Elevator
“A hell of a enjoyable book.”—James S. A. Corey, New York occasions bestselling writer of Abaddon’s Gate
“[Jason M.] Hough’s first novel combines the rapid-fire motion and remarkable characters linked to Joss Whedon’s short-lived Firefly television sequence with the accessibility and clinical acumen of [James S. A.] Corey’s ‘Expanse’ series.”—Library Journal (starred review)
“The better part approximately alien tales is their secret, and Jason Hough is familiar with that like no different. Full of compelling characters and thick with tension, The Darwin Elevator can provide either depression and desire in addition to a big dose of ask yourself. It’s a amazing debut, and Hough can take my cash each time he writes something from now on.”—Kevin Hearne, New York Times bestselling writer of The Iron Druid Chronicles
“Newcomer Hough monitors a expertise for innovative plotting and practical discussion, and the brisk pacing and cliffhanger finishing will retain readers enthralled and eagerly waiting for the subsequent installment.”—Publishers Weekly
“Jason M. Hough does a superb activity with this large tale. the realm of Darwin and the Elevator is deliciously advanced and gratifying. Skyler, Tania, and all of the different characters are delightfully drawn and enjoyable to spend time with. . . . the tale unfolds with simply the correct stability of excessive experience, espionage, humor, and emotional truth. . . . once you end, you’ll wish more.”—Analog
“A debut novel not like any other . . . this can be anything detailed. whatever iconic. The Darwin Elevator is filled with majesty and sweetness, secret and mayhem, colourful characters and insidious schemes.”—SF Signal
“Fun, action-packed and wonderful . . . a yes contender for technology fiction debut of the year!”—Pat’s fable Hotlist
“Claustrophobic, severe, and pleasurable . . . I couldn’t positioned this publication down. The Darwin Elevator depicts a terrifying global, suspends it from a fragile thread, and forces you to learn with held breath as you expect the inevitable fall.”—Hugh Howey, New York Times bestselling writer of Wool
“Hough writes with impossible to resist power and gritty realism. His places his characters via hell, blending a resounding plot with heart-stopping motion and moments of uncooked terror because the global is going loopy within the shadow of unfathomable alien intentions.”—Sara Creasy, writer of the Philip ok. Dick Award–nominated Song of Scarabaeus
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The article remodeled right into a difficult eco-friendly desk with excellent white strains and a web dividing the enjoying floor that ruled the distance. Tim grabbed paddles and a ball from a small brown bag anyone had tacked to the wall, and took the facet of the desk that confronted in at the room, leaving Tania just a view of the partitions and Tim himself. He threw one paddle to her. Tania snatched it out of the air. “I haven’t performed in—” “Good,” he acknowledged in a comically shrill voice. “For I shall damage you. ” She hefted her paddle and took a large stance at her finish of the desk, bouncing from foot to foot in what she was hoping used to be a taunting model. “Bring it on, difficult man. ” “One rule,” Tim stated. “No speaking approximately air, or water, or the colony. ” Tania grinned. “You learn me like a booklet, Tim. ” He answered via remarkable an exaggerated server’s pose that appeared midway to whatever out of an outdated kung fu motion picture. He gripped his crimson paddle the wrong way up in his left hand and glared at her. whilst Tania chuckled he served, bouncing the white ball prior her. the sport was once on. by means of the 3rd element Tania deserted a feeling of guilt for taking part in herself in any such dire scenario. The repetition of the sport, right now exhilarating and monotonous, cleared her brain of all different notion. by way of the 10th element, she’d labored up a sheen of sweat and located herself totally engrossed within the pleasant conflict. It was once Tim who halted the sport, as he nodded previous her shoulder. Tania grew to become to work out Zane impending. He seemed haggard, as though he’d elderly ten years seeing that their meal the former night. His lips shaped a skinny, grim frown. “I’ve been taking a look all over for you. Come to the terminal room. Karl is at the line. ” “Karl? ” Tania blurted, atmosphere her paddle down. Zane held up a hand. “It’s no longer excellent news, from the way in which he sounds. the way in which he appears. ” She nurtured a flicker of desire besides. the sport forgotten, they jogged jointly to the junction hallway after which towards the room degrees away the place the ground-linked comm have been manage. Zane struggled to maintain her velocity, preventing at one aspect to regular himself opposed to a wall, his breaths coming in gasps. She slowed for his profit. “What did he say? ” “Just that he had to communicate with you, on my own. He wouldn’t say the rest. ” “Should we wait outdoors? ” Tim requested. Tania glanced over her shoulder at him. “Why? ” Tim unfold his palms. “Karl acknowledged ‘alone. ’ ” “So remain quiet and stale camera,” Tania stated, too terse. “I wish you either there. ” Zane cleared his throat. “Er, he reiterated the ‘alone’ request a few instances, Tania. I recommend we honor it. ” “Fine,” Tania acknowledged. “But I’ll list the dialog so that you can evaluate it in a while. ” the 2 males exchanged a look and saved to her velocity. on the door Tim and Zane stopped and took locations on both sides, like guards. Tania gave every one of them a reassuring pat at the arm and warmed just a little on the smile this earned from Tim. Then she entered the comm room. She sat within the middle chair on the table and held a finger above the carry icon at the display. After 3 lengthy breaths to calm herself, she swept her hair again at the back of her ears together with her left hand.