NAMED One Of The Be'sT Book's
Of The Year BY Buzzfeed i>AND
KIRKU's Review's i> &bull;&#160; b>With deeply
moving human drama, nail-biting suspense&mdash;and bold speculation
informed by a degree in physics&mdash;C. A. Higgins spins a
riveting science fiction debut guaranteed to catapult readers beyond
'serving aboard the Ananke,
i> an experimental military spacecraft launched by the ruthless
organization that rules Earth and its solar system, computer scientist
Althea has established an intense emotional bond&mdash;not with any
of her crewmates, but with the ship&rsquo;s electronic systems,
which speak more deeply to her analytical mind than human feelings do.
But when a pair of fugitive terrorists gain access to the Ananke,
i> Althea must draw upon her heart and soul for the strength to defend
her beloved ship.
While one of the saboteurs remains
at large somewhere on board, his captured partner&mdash;the
enigmatic Ivan&mdash;may prove to be more dangerous.
The perversely fascinating criminal whose silver tongue is his
most effective weapon has long evaded the authorities&rsquo; most
relentless surveillance&mdash;and kept the truth about his methods
and motives well hidden.
As the ship&rsquo;s
systems begin to malfunction and the claustrophobic atmosphere is
increasingly poisoned by distrust and suspicion, it falls to Althea to
penetrate the prisoner&rsquo;s layers of intrigue and deception
before all is lost. But when the true nature of Ivan&rsquo;s
mission is exposed, it will change Althea forever&mdash;if it
doesn&rsquo;t kill her first.
Lightless i> b>
b>&ldquo;Gripping . . . sci-fi flavored with a hint of
thriller.&rdquo;&mdash;New York Daily News i> b>
&ldquo;[A] measured, lovely science-fiction
debut [that is] more psychological thriller .
. . contained, disciplined, tense . . .
The plot is compulsive. . . . Lightless i> is the
first of a planned series, and you can&rsquo;t help looking forward
to learning what&rsquo;s next.&rdquo;&mdash;The New
York Times i> b>
&ldquo;Lightless i> is full
of suspense and fun as hell to
read.&rdquo;&mdash;BuzzFeed i> b>
&ldquo;Absolutely brilliant .
. . This is science fiction as it is meant to be done
:scientific concepts wedded to and built upon human
ideals.&rdquo;&mdash;'seanan McGuire, New York Times i>
bestselling author of the October Daye series
&ldquo;The stakes in this story are high&mdash;life and
death, rebellion and betrayal&mdash;and debut novelist Higgins
continually ratchets up the tension. . .
. A suspenseful, emotional story that asks plenty of big
questions about identity and freedom, this is a debut not to be
missed.&rdquo;&mdash;Kirkus Reviews i> (starred
&ldquo;A taut, suspenseful
&ldquo;Lightless i>is an exercise in lighting a
very slow fuse and building the tension to an unbearable pitch while
making us guess just how apocalyptic the ultimate explosion will be. .
It is a high-wire act, a wonderment, and a fine accomplishment
from a name we&rsquo;ll be seeing
again.&rdquo;&mdash;'sci Fi i> b>
the Hardcover edition. i>
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