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The Burning Dark

The Burning Dark

(2014)
(The first book in the Spider Wars series)
A novel by

 
Adam Christopher's dazzling first novel, Empire State, was named the Best Book of 2012 by SciFi Now magazine. Now he explores new dimensions of time and space in The Burning Dark.

Back in the day, Captain Abraham Idaho Cleveland had led the Fleet into battle against an implacable machine intelligence capable of devouring entire worlds. But after saving a planet, and getting a bum robot knee in the process, he finds himself relegated to one of the most remote backwaters in Fleetspace to oversee the decommissioning of a semi-deserted space station well past its use-by date.

But all is not well aboard the U-Star Coast City. The station's reclusive Commandant is nowhere to be seen, leaving Cleveland to deal with a hostile crew on his own. Persistent malfunctions plague the station's systems while interference from a toxic purple star makes even ordinary communications problematic. Alien shadows and whispers seem to haunt the lonely corridors and airlocks, fraying the nerves of everyone aboard.

Isolated and friendless, Cleveland reaches out to the universe via an old-fashioned space radio, only to tune in to a strange, enigmatic signal: a woman's voice that seems to echo across a thousand light-years of space. But is the transmission just a random bit of static from the past - or a warning of an undying menace beyond mortal comprehension?

"Builds tension expertly. Claustrophobic in mood but with the scope of great space opera, this is SF you will want to read with the light on." - Library Journal, starred review, on The Burning Dark

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Genre: Science Fiction
 
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Hardback Editions

March 2014 : USA Hardback
Title: The Burning Dark (Spider War)
Author(s): Adam Christopher
ISBN: 0-7653-3508-5 / 978-0-7653-3508-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

March 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: The Burning Dark (Spider War)
Author(s): Adam Christopher
ISBN: 0-7653-3509-3 / 978-0-7653-3509-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: The Spider Wars - The Burning Dark
Author(s): Adam Christopher
ISBN: 1-78329-201-6 / 978-1-78329-201-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Titan Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

March 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Burning Dark (Spider War)
Author(s): Adam Christopher
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

March 2014 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Burning Dark
Author(s): Adam Christopher
Publisher: Titan Books
Availability: Amazon UK   



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