(starred review) An inventive debut in the tradition of World War Z and The Martian, told in the cutting-edge cadences of interviews, journal entries, transcripts, and news articles, Sleeping Giants is a literary thriller fueled by a quest for truth, and by a struggle for control of earthshaking power.
A girl named Rose is riding her new bike near her home in Deadwood, South Dakota, when she falls through the earth.
But once the pieces of the puzzle are in place, will the result be an instrument of lasting peace or a weapon of mass destruction?
Sleeping Giants was published in April 2016 by Del Rey (Random House) in North-America. reminiscent of The Martian and World War Z,” Sylvain Neuvel’s innovative series about human-alien contact takes another giant step forward.
Years of investigation have produced intriguing answers—and even more perplexing questions.
But the truth is closer now than ever before when a second robot, more massive than the first, materializes and lashes out with deadly force.
It has always been the nature of rival ideologies to demonize and destroy their opposition, and the storm to power of Christianity concocted by the Flavians of Rome was certainly no exception.
The earliest known representation of such a figure is found painted on the interior walls of the Caverne des Trois Freres in Ariege, France and dates to the late Paleolithic period.
Among an assemblage of animals, a figure of a man is clothed in the skin of a stag and wearing on his head the antlers of a stag.
Seventeen years later, the mystery of the bizarre artifact remains unsolved - the object's origins, architects, and purpose unknown.
Carbon dating defies belief; military reports are redacted; theories are floated, then rejected. Rose Franklin is now a highly trained physicist leading a top-secret team to crack the hand's code.
She, along with linguist Vincent, pilot Kara, and the unnamed Interviewer, protected the Earth from geopolitical conflict and alien invasion alike.