Released on 26 July 2012.

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3.44 based on 290 ratings & 38 reviews on Goodreads.com

Synopsis

THEIR FIRST CHALLENGE IS TO SURVIVE

When an unidentified object is spotted hurtling towards Earth, two rival teams race to claim it. But the affectionately-named Keanu conceals astonishing and dangerous secrets. Instead of barren rock, astronauts discover a giant ship with an extra-terrestrial crew. A ship that had headed to Earth with a mission and a message: Help Us. A brave new frontier beckons, but we are about to learn that it comes with a price.

Without warning or explanation, small groups of humans are transported from the competing scientific communities of Houston and Bangalore to the vast interior habitats of Keanu. Their first task is to stay alive. Their second, to explore the potential of their strange new home and locate their keepers. But most significantly of all, as the ship starts to break down around them, they must figure out why they were brought here and forge a path home.

PRAISE FOR THE SERIES

‘Recalls Arthur C. Clarke at his heights … Better still, there's more to come!’

Gregory Benford

‘Goyer and Cassutt offer a compelling yarn about first contact in the near future’

David Brin

‘A compulsive read… Goyer and Cassutt know their craft well’

SciFiNow

‘Full of unexpected twists and turns that lead to a thrilling conclusion’

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