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The End of All Things Part 1

The Life of the Mind

4.25 based on 1112 ratings & 55 reviews on Goodreads.com

Synopsis

The Life of the Mind is the first of four thrilling instalments of John Scalzi's The End of All Things. The full novel is also available to buy.

Our fate is in their hands . . .

The Colonial Union's Defence Force was formed to save humanity when aggressive alien species targeted our worlds. Now Lieutenant Harry Wilson has an urgent new mission, as a hostile universe becomes ever more dangerous. He must investigate a sinister group, which lurks in the darkness of space playing different factions against one another. They'll target both humans and aliens, and their motives are unfathomable.

The Defence Force itself is weakening as its soldiers fall - without recruits to replace them. Relations with Earth have broken down and it will send no more troops, even as human colonies become increasingly vulnerable to alien attack.

Lieutenant Wilson and Colonial Union diplomats must race to keep the peace, seek reconciliation with an enraged Earth, and maintain humanity's unity at all costs. If they don't, it will mean oblivion, extinction and the end of all things.

In the media

Will keep you obsessively turning the pages until you are either fired or kicked out of bed. This is the kind of thriller that Michael Crichton, Lincoln Child, and James Rollins do so well. Add John Scalzi to that list
Douglas Preston on LOCK IN
Scalzi is one of the slickest writers that SF has ever produced
The Wall Street Journal on John Scalzi
Scalzi is a master at creating appealing commercial fiction
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)