By C.A. Higgins
NAMED the best BOOKS OF THE 12 months BY BUZZFEED AND KIRKUS REVIEWS • With deeply relocating human drama, nail-biting suspense—and daring hypothesis proficient by way of a level in physics—C. A. Higgins spins a riveting technological know-how fiction debut sure to catapult readers past their expectations.
Serving aboard the Ananke, an experimental army spacecraft introduced by means of the ruthless association that principles Earth and its sunlight method, laptop scientist Althea has tested an extreme emotional bond—not with any of her crewmates, yet with the ship’s digital platforms, which communicate extra deeply to her analytical brain than human emotions do. but if a couple of fugitive terrorists achieve entry to the Ananke, Althea needs to draw upon her center and soul for the energy to safeguard her cherished ship.
whereas one of many saboteurs continues to be at huge someplace on board, his captured partner—the enigmatic Ivan—may turn out to be extra harmful. The perversely interesting legal whose silver tongue is his most popular weapon has lengthy avoided the gurus’ such a lot relentless surveillance—and stored the reality approximately his tools and causes good hidden.
because the ship’s platforms start to malfunction and the claustrophobic surroundings is more and more poisoned by way of mistrust and suspicion, it falls to Althea to penetrate the prisoner’s layers of intrigue and deception ahead of all is misplaced. but if the real nature of Ivan’s project is uncovered, it is going to switch Althea forever—if it doesn’t kill her first.
Praise for Lightless
“Gripping . . . sci-fi flavored with a touch of thriller.”—New York Daily News
“[A] measured, stunning science-fiction debut [that is] extra mental mystery . . . contained, disciplined, annoying . . . The plot is compulsive. . . . Lightless is the 1st of a deliberate sequence, and also you can’t aid watching for studying what’s next.”—The big apple Times
“Lightless is filled with suspense and enjoyable as hell to read.”—BuzzFeed
“Absolutely incredible . . . this can be technology fiction because it is intended to be performed: medical techniques wedded to and equipped upon human ideals.”—Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling writer of the October Daye series
“The stakes during this tale are high—life and dying, uprising and betrayal—and debut novelist Higgins always ratchets up the strain. . . . A suspenseful, emotional tale that asks lots of large questions about identification and freedom, this can be a debut to not be missed.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“A taut, suspenseful read.”—Tech Times
“Lightless is an workout in lights a truly gradual fuse and construction the strain to an insufferable pitch whereas making us wager simply how apocalyptic the last word explosion can be. . . . it's a high-wire act, a wonderment, and a superb accomplishment from a reputation we’ll be seeing again.”—Sci Fi
From the Hardcover edition.