By Sylvain Neuvel
A page-turning debut within the culture of Michael Crichton, World conflict Z, and The Martian, Sleeping Giants is a mystery fueled by means of an earthshaking mystery—and a struggle to manage a gargantuan power.
A woman named Rose is driving her new motorcycle close to her domestic in Deadwood, South Dakota, while she falls during the earth. She wakes up on the backside of a sq. gap, its partitions sparkling with tricky carvings. however the firemen who come to avoid wasting her peer down upon anything even stranger: a bit woman within the palm of a large steel hand.
Seventeen years later, the secret of the weird artifact is still unsolved—its origins, architects, and objective unknown. Its carbon courting defies trust; army experiences are redacted; theories are floated, then rejected.
yet a few can by no means cease trying to find answers.
Rose Franklin is now a hugely proficient physicist best a most sensible mystery group to crack the hand’s code. And with her colleagues, she is being interviewed by way of a anonymous interrogator whose strength and purview are as enigmatic because the provenance of the relic. What’s transparent is that Rose and her compatriots are at the fringe of unraveling history’s so much puzzling discovery—and understanding what it portends for humanity. yet as soon as the items of the puzzle are in position, will the end result turn out to be an software of lasting peace or a weapon of mass destruction?
Praise for Sleeping Giants
“Reminiscent of The Martian and international struggle Z, sound asleep Giants is a luminous conspiracy yarn that shoots for (and lands between) the stars.”—Pierce Brown, New York instances bestselling writer of pink Rising
“As high-concept because it is, Sleeping Giants is a mystery via and during. . . . not just is Sleeping Giants some of the most promising sequence kickoffs in contemporary reminiscence, it’s a sensible demonstration of the way technological know-how fiction can honor its traditions and reverse-engineer them on the similar time.”—NPR
“Neuvel weaves a fancy tapestry with historical equipment buried within the Earth, shadow governments, and geopolitical conflicts. But the so much striking factor in regards to the publication may be how compelling the vital characters are in the course of those larger-than-life recommendations. . . . I can’t cease wondering it.”—Chicago evaluate of Books
“First-time novelist Sylvain Neuvel does a daring, splashy cannonball off the excessive dive with Sleeping Giants. It bursts on the seams with great rules and the questions they spawn—How a lot human lifestyles is worthy sacrificing within the pursuit of clinical growth? Can humanity be depended on with guns of final destruction? And the largest: Are we alone? yet all that truly concerns is this e-book is a sheer blast from begin to end. I haven’t had this a lot enjoyable analyzing in ages.”—Blake Crouch, writer of Dark Matter and the bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy
“A awesome debut . . . resembling Max Brooks’s World warfare Z, the story’s structure successfully builds suspense.”—Library magazine (debut of the month)
“This stellar debut novel . . . masterfully blends jointly parts of sci-fi, political mystery and apocalyptic fiction. . . . A page-turner of the top order.”—Kirkus reports (starred review)
“[A] attention-grabbing first novel . . . This interesting story is totally necessary of an grownup audience.”—Publishers Weekly