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A small cube of black rock has been unearthed in a 3500-year-old Mycenaean tomb.
An incomprehensible object in an impossible place; its age, its purpose and its origins are unknown.
Its discovery has unleashed a storm of intrigue, theft and espionage, and is pushing nations to the brink of war.
Its substance has scientists baffled. And the miracle it contains does not belong on this Earth.
It is mystery and madness - an enigma with no equal in recorded history. It is mankind's greatest discovery ... and worst nightmare.
It may already have obliterated a world.
Ours is next.

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Orbit is the place to go for outstanding Science Fiction and Fantasy. With a fantastic range of international bestsellers, including Jim Butcher, Trudi Canavan and Brent Weeks, and exciting new talent such as Ann Leckie, James S. A. Corey M. R. Carey and Claire North, Orbit is one of the most dynamic and successful imprints in the field. With a dedicated team sharing a passion for speculative fiction, Orbit is committed to broadening the audience for SF and Fantasy. Science Fiction and Fantasy is becoming increasingly popular within mainstream readership and Orbit is at the forefront of the action, staff in hand.

Book information

ISBN: 9781841490625
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Orbit
Pub date:
DEWEY: 813.54
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 216g
Height: 188mm
Width: 108mm
Spine width: 30mm