Patrick S. Tomlinson
announced yesterday that Tor Books has bought three novels in a new series set in "The Breach" universe. The first novel, Gate Crashers
, comes out in June 2018, followed by Starship Repo
in 2019. Book three will follow in 2020. Patrick is the author of the Children of a Dead Earth Trilogy
published by Angry Robot.
You can find Patrick online at his website: www.patrickstomlinson.com
, on Twitter @stealthygeek
and on Facebook
The Breach 1
Tor Books, June 26, 2018
Trade Paperback and eBook, 416 pages
During humanity's furthest trip into the greater galaxy, the exploration vessel Magellan, or as she prefers "Maggie,"discovers an alien artifact. Deciding that finding advanced alien life is too important to ignore, Maggie's Captain Allison Ridgeway chooses to return to Earth while ordering her crew to reverse engineer technology far beyond anything back home.
Meanwhile, at mission control, the government struggles to maintain the existence of aliens a secret while also combating bureaucracy, the military industrial complex, and everyone else who wants a piece of the science that could skyrocket humanity into a new technological golden age.
Little does everyone involved know that the bumbling of a few dozen highly evolved apes hasn't gone unnoticed and the people of Earth have put themselves on a collision course with a far wider, and potentially hostile, galaxy.
Children of a Dead Earth Trilogy
Children of a Dead Earth 1
Angry Robot, November 3, 2015
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 400 pagesA murder mystery set on a generation ship months from reaching Humanity’s new home.
Humankind has escaped a dying Earth and set out to find a new home among the stars aboard an immense generation spaceship, affectionately named the Ark. Bryan Benson is the Ark’s greatest living sports hero, enjoying retirement working as a detective in Avalon, his home module. The hours are good, the work is easy, and the perks can’t be beat.
But when a crew member goes missing, Benson is thrust into the centre of an ever-expanding web of deception, secrets, and violence that overturns everything he knows about living on the Ark and threatens everyone aboard. As the last remnants of humanity hurtle towards their salvation, Benson finds himself in a desperate race to unravel the conspiracy before a madman turns mankind’s home into its tomb.File Under
: Science Fiction
[ Last Gun in the Universe / We’re Not Alone / Poison and Nukes / Race to the End ]
Children of a Dead Earth 2
Angry Robot, April 5, 2016
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 448 pagesNew planet. New life. Same old S#*@.
Against all odds, the Ark and her thirty-thousand survivors have reached Tau Ceti G to begin the long, arduous task of rebuilding human civilization. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, Tau Ceti G’s natives, the G’tel, are coming to grips with the sudden appearance of what many believe are their long-lost Gods.
But first contact between humans and g’tel goes catastrophically wrong, visiting death on both sides. Rumors swirl that the massacre was no accident. The Ark’s greatest hero, Bryan Benson, takes on the mystery.
Partnered with native ‘truth-digger’ Kexx, against both of their better judgment, Benson is thrust into the heart of an alien culture with no idea how to tell who wants to worship him from who wants him dead.
Together, Benson and Kexx will have to find enough common ground and trust to uncover a plot that threatens to plunge both of their peoples into an apocalyptic war that neither side can afford to fight.File Under
: Science Fiction
[ First Contact | Last Massacre | Truth and Lies | Welcome to Our Planet ]
Children of the Divide
Children of a Dead Earth 3
Angry Robot, August 1, 2017
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 432 pagesNo matter how far humanity comes, it can’t escape its own worst impulses, in this far-future science fiction thriller from the author of The Ark.
A new generation comes of age eighteen years after humanity arrived on the colony planet Gaia. Now threats from both within and outside their Trident threaten everything they’ve built.
The discovery of an alien installation inside Gaia’s moon, terrorist attacks and the kidnap of a man’s daughter stretch the community to breaking point, but only two men stand a chance of solving all three mysteries before the makeshift planetary government shuts everything down.File Under: Science Fiction