The Darwin Elevator

The Darwin Elevator
Publisher Del Rey
Release Date
Category Fiction
Total Pages 496
ISBN 9780345537133
Rating 4/5 from 16 reviews
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Jason M. Hough’s pulse-pounding debut combines the drama, swagger, and vivid characters of Joss Whedon’s Firefly with the talent of sci-fi author John Scalzi. In the mid-23rd century, Darwin, Australia, stands as the last human city on Earth. The world has succumbed to an alien plague, with most of the population transformed into mindless, savage creatures. The planet’s refugees flock to Darwin, where a space elevator—created by the architects of this apocalypse, the Builders—emits a plague-suppressing aura. Skyler Luiken has a rare immunity to the plague. Backed by an international crew of fellow “immunes,” he leads missions into the dangerous wasteland beyond the aura’s edge to find the resources Darwin needs to stave off collapse. But when the Elevator starts to malfunction, Skyler is tapped—along with the brilliant scientist, Dr. Tania Sharma—to solve the mystery of the failing alien technology and save the ragged remnants of humanity. Praise for The Darwin Elevator “A hell of a fun book.”—James S. A. Corey, New York Times bestselling author of Abaddon’s Gate “[Jason M.] Hough’s first novel combines the rapid-fire action and memorable characters associated with Joss Whedon’s short-lived Firefly TV series with the accessibility and scientific acumen of [James S. A.] Corey’s ‘Expanse’ series.”—Library Journal (starred review) “The best part about alien stories is their mystery, and Jason Hough understands that like no other. Full of compelling characters and thick with tension, The Darwin Elevator delivers both despair and hope along with a gigantic dose of wonder. It’s a brilliant debut, and Hough can take my money whenever he writes anything from now on.”—Kevin Hearne, New York Times bestselling author of The Iron Druid Chronicles “Newcomer Hough displays a talent for imaginative plotting and realistic dialogue, and the brisk pacing and cliffhanger ending will keep readers enthralled and eagerly awaiting the next installment.”—Publishers Weekly “Jason M. Hough does a great job with this huge story. The world of Darwin and the Elevator is deliciously complex and satisfying. Skyler, Tania, and all the other characters are delightfully drawn and fun to spend time with. . . . The story unfolds with just the right balance of high adventure, espionage, humor, and emotional truth. . . . As soon as you finish, you’ll want more.”—Analog “A debut novel unlike any other . . . This is something special. Something iconic. The Darwin Elevator is full of majesty and wonder, mystery and mayhem, colorful characters and insidious schemes.”—SF Signal “Fun, action-packed and entertaining . . . a sure contender for science fiction debut of the year!”—Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist “Claustrophobic, intense, and satisfying . . . I couldn’t put this book down. The Darwin Elevator depicts a terrifying world, suspends it from a delicate thread, and forces you to read with held breath as you anticipate the inevitable fall.”—Hugh Howey, New York Times bestselling author of Wool

The Darwin Elevator
  • Author : Jason M. Hough
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Release Date : 2013-07-30

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Jason M. Hough’s pulse-pounding debut combines the drama, swagger, and vivid characters of Joss Whedon’s Firefly with the talent of sci-fi author John Scalzi. In the mid-23rd century, Darwin, Australia, stands as the last human city on Earth. The world has succumbed to

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The Darwin Elevator
  • Author : Jason M. Hough
  • Publisher : Titan Books
  • Release Date : 2013-07-19

After aliens constructed an elevator from Darwin, Australia into space, humanity established orbital colonies along the elevator's cord. Years later, those outside of the machine's protective aura were wiped out by a mysterious plague. When the elevator's virus shield begins to break down, a scavenger and a scientist must unravel

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The Plague Forge
  • Author : Jason M. Hough
  • Publisher : Dire Earth Cycle
  • Release Date : 2013

Skyler Luiken and his allies search for keys in five wrecked Builder ships, hurrying to unlock the secrets of the Builders before the next Builder event is the last, but one of the keys has already fallen into hostile hands.

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The Exodus Towers
  • Author : Jason M. Hough
  • Publisher : Dire Earth Cycle
  • Release Date : 2013

When the Builders place a second space elevator in Brazil, Skyler Luiken and Tania Sharma set up a colony at its base to protect humans from the Builders' plague, but they soon come under attack from a band of plague-immune soldiers.

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Zero World
  • Author : Jason M. Hough
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Release Date : 2016-05-31

"Includes the complete bonus novella The Dire Earth, a prequel to the bestselling sci-fi adventure The Darwin Elevator."

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Escape Velocity
  • Author : Jason M. Hough
  • Publisher : Titan Books
  • Release Date : 2017-06-27

Skyler Luiken and Gloria Tsandi have smashed through the Swarm Blockade, but now they and their crews are scattered around the Carthage system. They must regroup and find a way back to Earth. If they can find a way back at all. Standing in the way are a race of

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Injection Burn
  • Author : Jason M. Hough
  • Publisher : Titan Books
  • Release Date : 2017-05-30

Part one of a thrilling action-adventure sci-fi duology featuring indomitable characters, incredible worlds, and plenty of rip-roaring action and thrills! Rescue operation - or suicide mission? Skyler Luiken and his ragtag crew of scavengers, scientists, and brawlers have a new mission: a long journey to a distant planet where a

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Mass Effect   Andromeda  Nexus Uprising
  • Author : Jason M. Hough,K C Alexander
  • Publisher : Titan Books (US, CA)
  • Release Date : 2017-03-21

THE OFFICIAL TIE-IN TO THE LATEST INSTALLMENT OF ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR AND SUCCESSFUL GAME FRANCHISES EVER - MASS EFFECT Titan Books will work closely with acclaimed video game developer BioWare to publish three brand new novels set in the universe of MASS EFFECT(TM): ANDROMEDA. The action will

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  • Author : Jason M. Hough
  • Publisher : Titan Books (US, CA)
  • Release Date : 2020-04-21

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The Magicians
  • Author : Lev Grossman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2009-08-11

The New York Times bestselling novel about a young man practicing magic in the real world, now an original series on SYFY “The Magicians is to Harry Potter as a shot of Irish whiskey is to a glass of weak tea. . . . Hogwarts was never like this.” —George R.R. Martin “

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Darwin s Children
  • Author : Greg Bear
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Release Date : 2003-03-04

Greg Bear’s Nebula Award–winning novel, Darwin’s Radio, painted a chilling portrait of humankind on the threshold of a radical leap in evolution—one that would alter our species forever. Now Bear continues his provocative tale of the human race confronted by an uncertain future, where “survival of

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The Emperor s Blades
  • Author : Brian Staveley
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Release Date : 2014-01-14

In The Emperor's Blades by Brian Staveley, the emperor of Annur is dead, slain by enemies unknown. His daughter and two sons, scattered across the world, do what they must to stay alive and unmask the assassins. But each of them also has a life-path on which their father set

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Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
  • Author : Roald Dahl
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2007-08-16

From the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG! Last seen flying through the sky in a giant elevator in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie Bucket's back for another adventure. When the giant elevator picks up speed, Charlie, Willy Wonka, and the gang are sent

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Prison Planet
  • Author : William C. Dietz
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2014-04-01

An innocent man fights to escape—and exact vengeance—in this New York Times–bestselling author’s riveting science fiction adventure. Convicted of a crime he did not commit, Jonathan Renn is sentenced to life in the Swamp, a prison planet death row in a distant galaxy. Renn only has

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Crux
  • Author : Ramez Naam
  • Publisher : Axon Press
  • Release Date : 2013-08-20

The stunning sequel to NEXUS Six months have passed since the release of Nexus 5. The world is a different, more dangerous place. In the United States, the terrorists - or freedom fighters - of the Post-Human Liberation Front use Nexus to turn men and women into human time bombs aimed

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