A History of What Comes Next

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Mia is not sure what she is, but she isn’t human. Smarter, stronger than her peers, all she knows are the rules: there can never be three for too long; always run, never fight. When she finds herself in Germany, 1945, she must turn the Nazi’s most trusted scientist with an offer: abandon the crumbling Nazi party, escape Germany with your life, come to work for the Americans building rockets. But someone is watching her work. An enemy who’s smarter, stronger, decidedly not human and prepared to do anything to retrieve something ancient that was long lost. If only she had any idea what it was.

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A speculative fiction as rich as The Man in the High Castle and as packed with thrills as Ready Player One

‘An alt-history with a difference’ GUARDIAN

This is a secret history of our world like no other . . .

Always run, never fight.
Preserve the knowledge.
Survive at all costs.
Take them to the stars.
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Germany, 1945.

Mia, a nineteen-year-old girl, is sent by the OSS to find Wernher von Braun: Germany’s – and the world’s – foremost rocket scientist. Her mission: stop the Russians getting hold of him.

But von Braun is suspicious. And so he should be.

For Mia is no ordinary girl. She only looks human. And helping the Allies win the Second World War is just one part of her plan . . .

Because there’s an even darker conflict on Earth. A secret struggle thousands of years old. One that has taken generations of Mia’s people.

But can the firing of rockets finally bring about its end?

Can Mia, as the last of her kind, bring the stars down to earth?

And if she succeeds, what will happen to us?

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‘There’s real cleverness at work here’ The Times

‘Wry narration, wired action . . . Fans of alternate history and intelligent sci-fi will love this’ Publishers Weekly

Clever and compelling, it will keep you enthralled until the end’ Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of The Oppenheimer Alternative

A dark and ambitious book. Neuvel is forging aheadSFX Magazine

Highly crafted and unique’ Library Journal

Additional information

Weight0.517 kg
Dimensions24 × 16.2 × 2.9 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

400

Language

English

Edition

Hardback original

Dewey

813.6 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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