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We always thought the biggest threat to humanity would come from the outside.
We were wrong.
Brilliant scientist Rose Franklin has devoted her adult life to solving the mystery she accidentally stumbled upon as a child- a huge metal hand buried beneath the ground outside Deadwood, South Dakota. The discovery set in motion a cataclysmic chain of events with geopolitical ramifications. Rose and the Earth Defence Corps raced to master the enigmatic technology, as giant robots suddenly descended on Earth's most populous cities, killing one hundred million people in the process.
The mysterious invaders retreat, disappearing from the shattered planet . . . but they've taken the scientist and her crew with them.
About the Author
Sylvain Neuvel is the author of the Themis Files trilogy: Sleeping Giants, Waking Gods, and the upcoming Only Human. Sleeping Giants has been optioned by Sony Pictures for development into a film and was sold for translation into twenty languages. He lives in Montreal.
Pure, unadulterated literary escapism featuring giant killer robots and the looming end of mankind. In a word: unputdownable - Kirkus Reviews
Kick-ass, one-on-one robot action combines with mind-bending scientific and philosophical speculation - Booklist
Superb - SciFiNow
This year's The Martian. So good and so eerie - Buzzfeed
A sheer blast from start to finish - Blake Crouch
A winning combination of briskly paced action and futuristic dystopia - RT Book Reviews
ISBN: 9781405935708 ISBN-10: 1405935707 Series: Themis Files Audience:
Number Of Pages: 432 Published: 16th April 2019 Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.8
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1