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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 15, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1896944329
  • ISBN-13: 978-1896944326
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,391,663 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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EarthCore is more exciting than a thriller has any right to be! --Lincoln Child, New York Times Bestselling Author

From the Author

If you like Stephen King's skin-crawling horror, Tom Clancy's multi-threaded plots, and Michael Crichton's biotech thrillers, I think you'll like this book. Feel free to check out my website, scottsigler.com. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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New York Times best-selling novelist Scott Sigler is author of the INFECTED trilogy (INFECTED, CONTAGIOUS and PANDEMIC), ANCESTOR and NOCTURNAL, hardcover hardcover thrillers from Crown Publishing; and the co-founder of Empty Set Entertainment, which publishes his Galactic Football League series (THE ROOKIE, THE STARTER, THE ALL-PRO and THE MVP).

Before he was published, Scott built a large online following by giving away his self-recorded audiobooks as free, serialized podcasts. His loyal fans, who named themselves "Junkies," have downloaded over eight million individual episodes of his stories and interact daily with Scott and each other in the social media space.

Scott reinvented book publishing when he released EARTHCORE as the world's first "podcast-only" novel. Released in twenty weekly episodes, EARTHCORE harkened back to the days of serialized radio fiction. His innovative use of technology puts him at the forefront of modern-day publishing and has garnered brand-name exposure among hundreds of thousands of fiction fans and technology buffs.

He's been covered in Time Magazine, the Washington Post, the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, The Huffington Post, Business Week and Fangoria. He still records his own audiobooks and gives away every story - for free - to his Junkies at www.ScottSigler.com.

A Michigan native, Scott lives in San Francisco but still roots for his beloved Detroit Lions.

Customer Reviews

The only thing I wanted at the end was more!
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The book is very fast-paced, the ending so exciting you won't be able to put it down once you've reached the last 100 pages.
Schtinky
This book has everything a reader looks for - interesting plot and great characters.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Schtinky VINE VOICE on September 28, 2008
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Sonny McGuiness, an old prospector for years, converses with a Hopi Indian named Dennis about the "silver springs", a legendary location for untold riches. Dennis give Sonny directions but warns him that the Wah Wah Mountains in Utah are cursed. When Sonny finds the claim, he feels something strange around him and wonders how much of Dennis's tale was true. But creepy feelings aren't enough to stop Sonny, especially when he discovers that the "silver" is really an unusually pure mass of platinum.

The claim is purchased by Earthcore, a company led by a cutthroat named Connell Kirkland. Connell has lost all emotion after the death of his wife, making him an icy, deadly adversary in the corporate world of mining. He'll let nothing and no one stand in his way, even going so far as to hire ex-NSA "interrogator" Kayla Meyers to seek out the truth of the Wah Wah claim. Kayla is beautiful and deadly, and has a true passion for her work.

Connell assembles a team of the best-of-the-best in their fields for the initial exploration of Earthcore's new find, using utmost secrecy to avoid the competition getting wind of the vast platinum mine. He hires Dr. Angus Kool, a genius with three PhD's, a scientist who's sociopathic behavior goes far beyond his arrogance. Joining Angus is his assistant, Dr. Randy White, also rated in the genius range. Mack Hendricks, an Australian Engineer, is pulled off a current dig to join Connell's crew. Running security for Earthcore is Patrick O'Doyle, an ex-assassin from the military, a hard, scarred man who takes his job more seriously than his own life. Assisting O'Doyle is Bertha Lybrand, a heavily muscled warrior and exceptional soldier. Crashing the party, to protect un-explored cave systems, are archeologist Dr.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Brian E. Hunt on May 6, 2007
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Scott Sigler writes great stories for podcast that just happen to also rock on the printed page.His charaters are memorable although not allways the most fleshed out. Is this a flaw? I don't think so, I think its to keep his JUNKIES guessing!

The stories move along at an unusualy breakneck pace so just as you think it's time to relax BAM! more violence.

No matter, im no critic but iv'e come to value M.R. Siglers work on printed page and podcasts and whatever his percieved short comeings as an author his work is enjoyable and memorable and im proud to be a Sigler JUNKIE!
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Laura Organa Solo on March 8, 2007
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I first heard about Earthcore when I stumbled upon [...] Earthcore was one of the works displayed in a rotating banner of popular downloads on the site and it was the first one I tried due to the intriguing realistic drama-horror sound of its summary.

Earthcore definitely delivered with that pseudo-genre. It reads a bit like a horror film and thus might be predictable to some but its varied cast of characters and slowly revealed secrets make it worth it.

As the title of this review states, Earthcore is very much a melding of Stephen King's thriller-type books with dashes of violence and notable anti-heroes who may or may not eventually become heroes and Michael Crichton's "techno-thrillers" with moderate technological and scientific underpinnings.

I ended up purchasing a copy in print just so I could share it with my friends who don't care for audio books.

In short: if you enjoy either of the above two authors, give this book a try.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Ronald S. Hamilton on May 12, 2007
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The podcast was awesome and now that I've got the book in print it's even better! Subtle changes between the book and the podcast make it more exciting. The epilogue ties in the 2nd novel yet to be released and wets your appetite for more Sigler! You can't go wrong with this one!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By F. J. Masterman on October 29, 2007
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This fast-paced horror-science fiction romp is an exciting and non-stop action story. I enjoy such things, trying to create something of the same mood in Season of the Plant, although I come nowhere near the skill of this author. I have a background in geology, have gone into unexplored caves, and can relate to the excitement and mystery which surround plumbing the depths of our planet. What these explorers discover, however, is a wonderfully amazing and horrifying one. Well described, action to the last page, with primary characters unfortunately flawed (especially the protagonists) which make the book really worthwhile in the long run.
As in Ancestor, which I read prior to this work, the author creates a villain who epitomizes all the qualities which create endless concern for others to the very end.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By R. Snooks on May 17, 2007
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what can i say ? this guy is a genius and i cant praise his work enough.

a mix of the x files and the monster from the black lagoon!

fabulous stuff!

if you like this(and i love it) you will also like ancester!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mark Jeffrey on September 19, 2005
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Ah, where even to begin with the goodness that is Earthcore? As the massive numbers of listeners to the Earthcore podcast novel can attest, this is one seriously kick-ass book.

If you like that Jurassic Park 'oh crap, we're not quite as smart as we thought we were' kind of thing, mixed in with hubristic, backstabbing characters and other shocking surprises, culminating in a truly original and very well thought out mythology and backstory... then you'll love this.

I've read everything Crichton's ever written, and this is every bit as good and in many ways better. Seriously. Sigler is the 'master of the tease'. You watch mesmerized as the 1,000 puzzle pieces chink into place. When you think you know what you're seeing, Sigler twists the jigsaw and you see something new. A few more pieces and he twists it again. Then when you finally see everything assembled (and this is where many like-minded novels fall down), it's actually better than what you expected.

Eight rocktopi tentacles up!

- Mark Jeffrey (author of 'The Pocket and the Pendant')
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