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Beyond the Reach of Earth

(2023)
(The second book in the Lightspeed series)
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'IF YOU LIKE SCIENCE FICTION YOU WILL LOVE THIS. . . A ROLLICKING GOOD READ' Scotsman on Beyond the Hallowed Sky

'MACLEOD'S BEST BOOK TO DATE' SFX on Beyond the Hallowed Sky

THE FERMI ARE AWAKE.

With the invention of faster-than-light travel there is nowhere that humanity cannot go. New worlds are discovered, but with them come new dangers.

At the heart of the discovery is the Fermi, mysterious beings that have survived on alien worlds for longer than humanity has existed. But now the Fermi are awakening, and they do not seem pleased to find humans in their midst.

But for Lakshmi Nayak and the crew of the
Fighting Chance, danger is a lot closer to home. Their search for answers will take them to places, and worlds, they never expected.

Science fiction legend Ken MacLeod returns with book two in the Lightspeed trilogy, a gripping tale of first contact and dark conspiracies set among the stars.

Praise for Ken MacLeod:

'An exceptional blend of international politics, hard science, and first contact' Michael Mammay, author of the Planetside series on Beyond the Hallowed Sky

'MacLeod is up there with Banks and Hamilton as one of the British sci-fi authors you absolutely have to read'SFX

'Prose as sleek and fast as the technology it describes. . . watch this man go global' Peter F. Hamilton on Star Fraction

'Ken MacLeod has an enviable track record of extrapolating from current trends to produce mind-bending novels of ideas' Guardian

Also by Ken MacLeod:

Lightspeed
Beyond the Hallowed Sky

Fall Revolution
The Star Fraction
The Stone Canal
The Cassini Division
The Sky Road

Engines of Light
Cosmonaut Keep
Dark Light
Engine City

Corporation Wars Trilogy
Dissidence
Insurgence
Emergence

Novels
The Human Front
Newton's Wake
Learning the World
The Execution Channel
The Restoration Game
Intrusion
Descent

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"An exceptional blend of international politics, hard science, and first contact." - Michael Mammay


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