Zombies. Interplanetary battles. Alien races. A hero that can destroy a city
in a single bounce. What's not to love? This is an edgy, engaging science
fiction novel with a unique take on
exactly which civilizations will represent humanity in our travels to distant planets. Light enough for a beach read, smart enough for bedside, this novel can be enjoyed on multiple levels.
When Pepper, in a handmade crash cone, crashlands on Chilo, he brings news of a contagion developed by an evil enemy intent on ruling all of humanity. Timas and all of the people in his city must learn how strong they are in fighting against their invaders. (Tor, Aug., 352 pp., $25.95)