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The Gone World

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
Inception meets True Detective in this science-fiction thriller of spellbinding tension and staggering scope. The Gone World follows a special agent into a savage murder case with grave implications for the fate of mankind.

Shannon Moss is part of a clandestine division within the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. In Western Pennsylvania, 1997, she is assigned to solve the murder of a Navy SEAL's family - and to locate his teenage daughter, who has disappeared. Though she can't share the information with conventional law enforcement, Moss discovers that the missing SEAL was an astronaut aboard the spaceship USS Libra - a ship assumed lost to the darkest currents of Deep Time. Moss knows firsthand the mental trauma of time travel and believes the SEAL's experience with the future has triggered this violence.

Determined to find the missing girl and driven by a troubling connection from her own past, Moss travels ahead in time to explore possible versions of the future, seeking evidence or insight that will crack the present-day case. To her horror, the future reveals that it's not only the fate of a family that hinges on her work, for what she witnesses rising over time's horizon and hurtling toward the present is the Terminus: the terrifying and cataclysmic end of humanity itself.

Luminous and unsettling, The Gone World bristles with world-shattering ideas yet remains at its heart an intensely human story.

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"Thomas Sweterlitsch is a superstar. Right out of the blocks, he's managed to achieve what most authors never do: the creation of a world so complete-so sensually rich and emotionally authentic-that it reduces the real world to a pale impression." - Jesse Kellerman


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Used availability for Tom Sweterlitsch's The Gone World

Hardback Editions

July 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Gone World (Thorndike Press Large Print Core)
Author(s): Tom Sweterlitsch
ISBN: 1-4328-5337-6 / 978-1-4328-5337-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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February 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Gone World
Author(s): Tom Sweterlitsch
ISBN: 0-399-16750-1 / 978-0-399-16750-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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Paperback Editions

February 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Gone World
Author(s): Tom Sweterlitsch
ISBN: 0-425-27890-5 / 978-0-425-27890-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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December 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Gone World
Author(s): Tom Sweterlitsch
ISBN: 1-4722-1497-8 / 978-1-4722-1497-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline
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February 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Gone World the Mmexp
Author(s): Tom Sweterlitsch
ISBN: 0-525-53512-8 / 978-0-525-53512-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Random House USA Ex
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February 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Gone World
Author(s): Tom Sweterlitsch
ISBN: 1-4722-1498-6 / 978-1-4722-1498-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline
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Audio Editions

February 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Gone World
Author(s): Tom Sweterlitsch
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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February 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Gone World
Author(s): Tom Sweterlitsch
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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Kindle Editions

February 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Gone World
Author(s): Tom Sweterlitsch
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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February 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Gone World
Author(s): Tom Sweterlitsch
Publisher: Headline
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