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The Burning Dark (Spider War) by [Christopher, Adam]
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About a thousand years from now, a heroic spaceship captain (he once saved an entire planet from destruction) is given a discouragingly less-than-spectacular assignment: he’s in charge of the demolition of an old space station in a remote star system. Captain Abraham Idaho Cleveland—he goes by Ida—finds himself ostracized by his fellow crew members, who frankly don’t believe his stories of planet-saving heroism, which aren’t supported by official Fleet records. When Ida builds a space radio, taps into the subspace frequency, makes contact with an astronaut who died a millennium ago, and discovers some seriously troubling goings-on aboard the mostly deserted space station, well, nobody believes him about any of that, either. Like water turning to ice and then to steam, this novel changes its properties several times. It begins as a fairly straightforward sf yarn, shifts gears and becomes the story of a persecuted (and possibly delusional) man alone among a shipful of unbelievers, and then plunges full-tilt deep into horror territory. An exciting new novel from an exciting new voice in sf. --David Pitt

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“Builds tension expertly. Claustrophobic in mood but with the scope of great space opera, this is SF you will want to read with the light on.” ―Library Journal, starred review

“An exciting new novel from an exciting new voice in SF.” ―Booklist

“Christopher has produced a widescreen Hollywood spectacular in novel form. Not to be missed.” ―James Lovegrove, New York Times bestselling author

“Smart, intricate, and viscerally gripping… Christopher carves a place for himself among the stars of his genre.” ―V. E. Schwab, author of Vicious

“Christopher mines the terror of a setting that feels both tremendously vast and nerve-wrackingly claustrophobic. The Burning Dark will have readers hesitating before glancing at the night sky or turning on their radios.” ―Robert Jackson Bennett, author of Mr. Shivers and American Elsewhere

“With this creepy and compelling mystery, Adam Christopher demonstrates why he's one of the most original and exciting writers working in the genre right now.” ―Gareth L. Powell, author of Ack-Ack Macaque and The Recollection

“Christopher is writing science-fiction unlike anyone else – tense, unsettling, and grounded in a universe full of danger and mystery. The Burning Dark slips a cold, gloved hand around your heart and doesn't let go."--Jen Williams, author of The Copper Promise"A riveting SF mystery reminiscent of Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House.” ―Martha Wells, author of Star Wars: Empire and Rebellion: Razor's Edge


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  • File Size: 910 KB
  • Print Length: 335 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books (March 25, 2014)
  • Publication Date: March 25, 2014
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00H6E6A5M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #545,053 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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