Stealing Light

Stealing Light

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For a quarter of a million years, an alien race has been hiding a vast and terrible secret

In the 25th century, only the Shoal possess the secret of faster-than-light travel (FTL), giving them absolute control over all trade and exploration throughout the galaxy. Mankind has operated within their influence for two centuries, establishing a dozen human colony worlds scattered along Shoal trade routes.

Dakota Merrick, while serving as a military pilot, has witnessed atrocities for which this alien race is responsible. Now piloting a civilian cargo ship, she is currently ferrying an exploration team to a star system containing a derelict starship. From its wreckage, her passengers hope to salvage a functioning FTL drive of mysteriously non-Shoal origin. But the Shoal are not yet ready to relinquish their monopoly over a technology they acquired through ancient genocide.

Biographies

Gary Gibson, who has worked as a graphic designer and magazine editor in his home town of Glasgow, began writing at the age of fourteen. His first published novel was Angel Stations (2004), followed by Against Gravity (2005).

About Gary Gibson

Gary Gibson has worked as a graphic designer and magazine editor, and began writing at the age of fourteen. He's originally from Glasgow, but currently lives in Taiwan. His previous novels include his Shoal trilogy plus the standalone books Angel Stations, Against Gravity, Final Days and The Thousand Emperors. He's also written Marauder, a book connected to the Shoal universe. His latest novel is Extinction Game. You can find out more about Gary and his work at garygibson.net.

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Books by Gary Gibson

Extinction Game
Extinction Game
Marauder
Marauder
Angel Stations
Angel Stations
The Thousand Emperors
The Thousand Emperors
Against Gravity
Against Gravity
Empire of Light
Empire of Light
Final Days
Final Days
Nova War
Nova War

Books in the Series

Marauder
Marauder
Empire of Light
Empire of Light
Nova War
Nova War