Extinction Game

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A riveting, action-packed, post-apocalyptic survival story from a master of SF

When your life is based on lies, how do you hunt down the truth? Jerry Beche should be dead. Instead, he's rescued from a desolate Earth where he was the last man alive. He's then trained for the toughest conditions imaginable and placed with a crack team of specialists on an isolated island. Every one of them is a survivor, as each withstood the violent ending of their own alternate Earth. And their new specialism? To retrieve weapons and data in missions to other apocalyptic versions of our world. But what is "the Authority," the shadowy organization that rescued Beche and his fellow survivors? How does it access timelines to find other Earths? And why does it need these instruments of death? As Jerry struggles to obey his new masters, he begins to distrust his new companions. A strange bunch, their motivations are less than clear, and accidents start plaguing their missions. Jerry suspects the Authority is feeding them lies, and team members are spying on him. As a dangerous situation spirals into catastrophe, is there anybody he can trust?


Gary Gibson is the author of The Shoal Sequence and The Final Days series, and the stand-alone novels Angel Stations and Against Gravity.


"The sweep of this book is impressive, and Gibson deftly keeps the action going and the reader enthralled right through the unexpected but thoroughly satisfying ending."  —Publishers Weekly starred review of The Thousand Emperors"Gibson stakes his claim to be considered alongside the leading triumvirate of British hard sf writers . . . A gripping red and a treat for all fans of intelligent space opera."  —Guardian on Nova War"High-octane action, terrific future tech and a superbly imagined alien civilisation help to make this a page-turning belter from one of our best exponents of hardcore SF adventure."  —Daily Mail on Final Days"This potent, teeth-gritting SF thriller shows death and love only a shadow away from our ordinary lives."--Publishers Weekly, 10/26/2015, starred review