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About Matthew Mather
Amazon Charts Bestseller Matthew Mather's books have sold millions of copies, accumulated over 100,000 ratings on Goodreads, Audible and Amazon, been translated and published in over 24 countries across the globe, and optioned for multiple movie and television contracts. He began his career as a researcher at the McGill Center for Intelligent Machines before starting and working in high-tech ventures ranging from nanotechnology to cyber security. He now works as a full-time author of speculative and science fiction thrillers.
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The story of one family’s struggle to reunite…
Max Carver, a down-on-his-luck truck driver and Army vet, joins a rescue mission into Brazil. The target is a utopian tech village, the Colony, hidden in the rainforest and run by a charismatic genius. Max’s pregnant wife, Talisha Carver, is the NSA analyst who intercepted encrypted Colony messages signaling a mysterious impending event.
Dr. Xin Rou is a Chinese researcher working at the IceCube neutrino experiment at the South Pole. On lucky days a single flash might signal the passage of a ghostly interstellar particle. Suddenly, IceCube’s entire array lights up. A million detectors at once. Which is impossible. The Antarctic sky is clear and calm—but she is already running for the door.
Because the world is about to end.
But the mystery only just begins...
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“Terrifying because so plausible.”
—Washington Post bestseller Steven Konkoly
“Apocalyptic sci-fi at its most exciting.”
—New York Times bestseller Nicholas Sansbury Smith
“Mather creates characters you've instantly known your whole life.”
—BOING BOING editor Jason Weisberger
“Relentless pacing…bombshell plot twists.”
—Publishers Weekly on Dreaming Tree
The southern continent is literally melting under the feet of Dr. Xin Rhou as she is trapped at the South Pole, and she is perhaps the only person in the world with a full accounting of the data recorded when Aeon exploded.
Thousands of miles away in the Amazon, Max Carver struggles to stay alive while attempting to stop his old friend and brother Ben Belloc escaping from the Colony. But the only thing Max really wants is to get north of the equator and find his pregnant wife Talisha as she is about to give birth.
Talisha, meanwhile, has joined millions of Aeon refugees on the roads of America. Most cars have been rendered inoperable by the supernova burst, and all communications and power grids are down. But for Tal, on the verge of giving birth in a suddenly very unforgiving world, all of this is even less important than the revelation she has just learned...
In the near future, to escape the crush and clutter of a packed and polluted Earth, the world's elite flock to Atopia, a massive corporate-owned artificial island in the Pacific Ocean. It is there that Dr. Patricia Killiam rushes to perfect the ultimate in virtual reality: a program to save the ravaged Earth from mankind's insatiable appetite for natural resources.
Now in development as a new TV series, The Atopia Chronicles (Book 1 of the Atopia series) is the tale of mankind's dark slide across the apocalypse as humans and machines merge in a world teetering on the brink of ecological ruin.
A flight disappears over the North Pole. No distress calls. Vanished into thin air.
Mitch Matthew is a writer struggling to make ends meet when his wife's brother Josh offers them a first class seat on a flight from Hong Kong to new York. When his wife needs to stay behind, it becomes an opportunity for some quality time with his five-year-old Lilly.
At check in, they run into a strange Norwegian arguing with a huge Russian. A mysterious redhead is guarding a package in the business lounge. But everything is fine, until...
With hours of Allied Airlines 695 disappearing, a massive international search in launched. Aircraft and ships are dispatched from Russia, China, America, Canada and Norway. As tensions rise, the world edges to the brink of apocalyptic war.
In an area overflown by dozens of satellites from as many nations, ringed by radar and missile installations dating from the Cold War...How can a modern airliner simply vanish in one of the most heavily monitored places on Earth?
FROM THE BACK COVER
A frightening but uplifting and fascinating tale of apocalyptic survival against the odds, Polar Vortex transports readers into the remote and shifting wilderness of the North Pole, as climate change and geopolitics forever change this beautiful world now on the brink of destruction.
New from million-copy Amazon best seller Matthew Mather, Polar Vortex has ranked as the #1 bestseller in Amazon's technothriller, conspiracy, military, post-apocalyptic, terrorism and science fiction categories.
"BRILLIANT..." WIRED Magazine on Cyber series
China and Russia threaten America not to intervene as simmering tensions between India and Pakistan escalate. One after the other, missiles are launched that destroy satellites in orbit...
After long years apart, Mike Mitchell is reunited with old friends on a fishing trip in New Orleans. He brings his son Luke, now eight years old, while his wife Lauren attends a business meeting in Hong Kong.
Suddenly, worldwide GPS signal goes out. Cell phones stop working. Communications go down. Within hours, almost all international borders are closed as conflict spreads around the globe.
Thousands of planes are stranded in the air as Mike discovers that his wife took an overnight flight from China to Washington that morning. With satellites falling from the sky and rolling blackouts sweeping the nation, Mike must fight his way across the country in a desperate race to save his family.
But this is only the beginning as the shocking truth comes out, in a new generation of warfare that will forever change the world...
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "Not only a great thriller, but a wakeup call"
—Brent Watkins, FBI Special Agent (retired)
Max Carver made it back to America in time to be with Talisha and witness the birth of their child, Charlotte, but he was unsuccessful in stopping Ben Belloc from leaving he Amazon with the Colony technology. Rumors surface that Ben has landed in Louisiana, in the town Max and Ben grew up in together. Strange stories begin circulating of fantastic creatures inhabiting the Mississippi delta as humans evacuate to the north.
Dr. Xin Rhou managed to escape the Antarctic continent with a prize greater than she could have imagined, but the cost of her victory was catastrophic even as she gets exactly what she wanted. On her return, as perhaps the most famous person in the world as the discoverer of Aeon, she is nominated to become the new head of the United Nations Global Protectorate, tasked with the almost unbelievable goal of building a magnetic shield to protect Earth from the plasma wall of Aeon's detonation which will hit the planet in thirty years.
The key to this compelling goal and securing the future of the planet, however, hinges on the newly formed UNGP getting full access to the Colony technology, as well as stopping the growing threat from the new lifeforms evolving deep in the Mississippi Delta. Dr. Xin Rhou, now President of the UNGP, appeals to Max Carver to go on one last mission to finally stop his old friend.
And so Max together with his Charlie recon squad of Bull, Ginvera Garza, Susanna Sorenson, Fred Saberhager and Dr. Iona Alcott, get on a fast attack boat in the northern alliance state of Missouri and begin to descend down to the Mississippi into the deep south under the glowing ball of Aeon growing in the southern skies.
GPS signals non-existent. Worldwide power blackouts.
The planet balances on the edge of chaos.
Chechen separatists destroyed thousands of satellites in orbit, the effects crippling the world's militaries. Power and communications failures sweep the planet, while emergency services are hobbled as fires and powerful storms rip across America.
Still recovering from his injuries, Mike Mitchell returns to his family at Senator Seymour's residence in Virginia, the place a fortress secured by dozens of Secret Service agents. The CIA has tracked down the terrorists that launched the attacks and offers a front-row seat to watch events unfold as a SEAL team closes in--but the video feed goes dead.
Outside the senator's house, thudding detonations as an attack begins.
Scrambling to stay alive, Mike realizes the onslaught isn't only against the Seymour residence in Virginia, but that a furious blitz has begun all over the country. As the full weight of America's military presses on stopping these terrorists, how are the attacks possible? Is it an invasion? Or something more sinister?
With their lives and the fate of the nation hanging in the balance, the bigger question becomes--who is the real enemy?
But the fight for survival has only begun.
In the Day of the Nomad, oceans flooded the continents, the earth split open and poured darkness into the skies. A mass extinction event as the Earth hadn't witnessed in more than two hundred and fifty million years, the planet flung into a radical new orbit around the Sun.
Jessica Rollins survived, hidden away in a mountaintop in Italy, and has made radio contact with other survivor groups scattered around the wrecked globe--but the destruction is only just beginning.
The key to humanity's survival may lie in a backpack she recovered from her father, in the data he collected more than thirty years before as Harvard's preeminent astrophysicist. Information he died trying to protect.
His final words to her circle around and around in her head...survive, no matter what.
But at what cost? And what is...Sanctuary?
The second book in the bestselling Atopia series.
Cast out from Atopia, Robert Baxter undertakes a globe-trotting quest to find his friend Willy’s lost body, which just may hold the key to understanding the dangers facing his home…and Jimmy Scadden’s role in the disasters that are spreading across the world.
As Robert pieces together the puzzle, he realizes that mankind’s ravenous consumption of natural resources is no longer the most immediate threat to this world. As full-scale global war erupts and an ancient apocalyptic threat resurfaces, Robert must risk losing the ones he loves to save the planet from destruction.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "Shows how dangerous our transition to an interconnected infrastructure has become." —Karic Allega, Joint Military Cyber Command, US NAVY
New York goes dark in the dead of winter...
A terrifying mystery begins...
But who is the enemy?
Mike Mitchell is an average New Yorker struggling just to keep his family together and take care of his two-year-old son when a string of disasters shreds the bustling city around them. The Internet and communication networks go down, just as a monster snowstorm cuts New York off.
Days go by without contact to the outside world. Then weeks.
In the chaos, conspiracy theories rage about a foreign cyberattack. Was it terrorists? Espionage? The North Koreans? Russians? Chinese? The first shockwave of a global shift in military power? But even these questions become unimportant as Mike and his family struggle for survival in the wintry tomb of a doomed New York.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “BRILLIANT…” —WIRED Magazine
FROM THE BACK COVER
Based on real-world wargame scenarios, CyberStorm is a classic of science fiction that could forever change the way you look at the modern world we live in. Be warned, this gripping bestseller may keep you up late into the night turning pages.
The author, Matthew Mather, is a leading cybersecurity expert who presented in Washington to the FBI and CIA, warning of the impending danger of possible cyberattacks like the one that "hobbled Atlanta" in March of 2018 as reported by The New York Times. Translated and published in over twenty-four countries, CyberStorm is a new apocalyptic disaster classic that will appeal to fans of A.G. Riddle, Michael Crichton and Tom Clancy.
Award-winner in the GoodReads Choice Awards (nominee as science fiction finalist), millions of readers voted CyberStorm into the top of its categories. It has ranked as the number one bestseller in Amazon's technothrillers, conspiracy, military, post-apocalyptic, terrorism, and science fiction categories.
Robert Baxter once reveled in the intoxicating delights of Atopia—the man-made island where humans lose themselves in a world of boundless virtual realities. Now, Bob has returned to immerse himself in this mind-altering, consciousness-sharing refuge from the eroding Earth.
But something is very wrong. Bob feels a tidal wave of doom cresting above the pleasure dome that is Atopia. As alternate universes perish, the salvation of all he loves—and all that exists—rests with Bob alone. To save the future, he must journey to the farthest edge of the past, where existence itself began and Atopia's deepest secrets may lie. Yet even the knowledge Bob ultimately gains may not be a match for an enemy as powerful as a god, and as all-consuming as death…