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Michael Crichton meets Marvel’s Venom in award-winning author Seth Dickinson’s science fiction debut

Viciously funny, vivid to the point of horror, and entirely profound.—Arkady Martine

Magnificent. . . . A science fiction action juggernaut.—Tamsyn Muir

A most anticipated book of 2024 according to Goodreads, LitHub, and The New Scientist

Anna, I came to Earth tracking a very old story, a story that goes back to the dawn of time. It’s very unlikely that you’ll die right now. It wouldn’t be narratively complete.

Anna Sinjari—refugee, survivor of genocide, disaffected office worker—has a close encounter that reveals universe-threatening stakes. Enter Ssrin, a many-headed serpent alien who is on the run from her own past. Ssrin and Anna are inexorably, dangerously drawn to each other, and their contact reveals universe-threatening stakes.

While humanity reels from disaster, Anna must join a small team of civilians, soldiers, and scientists to investigate a mysterious broadcast and unknowable horror. If they can manage to face their own demons, they just might save the world.

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  • On Sale: 01-23-2024