#1 in series

Extinction Game

The Apocalypse Duology: Book One

Book 1 in the series

3.7 based on 372 ratings & 55 reviews on Goodreads.com
Pan

Publication date: 11.09.2014
ISBN: 9780230772717
Number of pages: 0

Synopsis

When your life is based on lies, how do you hunt down the truth?

Jerry Beche should be dead. Instead, he's rescued from a desolate Earth where he was the last man alive. He's then trained for the toughest conditions imaginable and placed with a crack team of specialists on an isolated island. Every one of them is a survivor, as each withstood the violent ending of their own alternate Earth. And their new specialism? To retrieve weapons and data in missions to other apocalyptic versions of our world.

But what is 'the Authority', the shadowy organization that rescued Beche and his fellow survivors? How does it access timelines to find other Earths? And why does it need these instruments of death?

As Jerry struggles to obey his new masters, he begins to distrust his new companions. A strange bunch, their motivations are less than clear, and accidents start plaguing their missions. Jerry suspects the Authority is feeding them lies, and team members are spying on him. As a dangerous situation spirals into catastrophe, is there anybody he can trust?

A riveting, action-packed post-apocalyptic survival story from master of SF, Gary Gibson.

In the media

A fast-paced post-apocalyptic thriller that builds to an exciting conclusion
SciFiBulletin.com
Gibson turns the genre on its head ...He excels at depicting real-feeling destruction and the tenacity and weaknesses of survivors, along with the moral wrestling of survivor guilt. This potent, teeth-gritting SF thriller shows death and love only a shadow away from our ordinary lives
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
An enjoyable novel, a quick read, and a good introduction to Gibson's writing . . . Recommended for anyone who likes alternate-reality and disaster science fiction
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