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Only Human - (Themis Files) by Sylvain Neuvel (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 352

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Science Fiction

Series Title: Themis Files

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Del Rey Books

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: Action & Adventure

Author: Sylvain Neuvel

Language: English

Street Date: May 1, 2018
TCIN: 53451175
UPC: 9780399180118
Item Number (DPCI): 248-69-0671
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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"In her childhood, Rose Franklin accidentally discovered a giant metal hand buried beneath the ground outside Deadwood, South Dakota. As an adult, Dr. Rose Franklin led the team that uncovered the rest of the body parts which together form Themis: a powerful robot of mysterious alien origin. She, along with linguist Vincent, pilot Kara, and the unnamed Interviewer, protected the Earth from geopolitical conflict and alien invasion alike. Now, after nearly ten years on another world, Rose returns to find her old alliances forfeit and the planet in shambles. And she must pick up the pieces of the Earth Defense Corps as her own friends turn against each other"--



Book Synopsis



Pacific Rim meets The Martian in the explosive follow-up to Sleeping Giants ("One of the most promising series kickoffs in recent memory."--NPR) and Waking Gods ("Pure, unadulterated literary escapism."--Kirkus Reviews).

Brilliant scientist Rose Franklin has devoted her adult life to solving the mystery she accidentally stumbled upon as a child: a huge metal hand buried beneath the ground outside Deadwood, South Dakota. The discovery set in motion a cataclysmic chain of events with geopolitical ramifications. Rose and the Earth Defense Corps raced to master the enigmatic technology, as giant robots suddenly descended on Earth's most populous cities, killing one hundred million people in the process. Though Rose and her team were able to fend off the attack, their victory was short-lived. The mysterious invaders retreated, disappearing from the shattered planet . . . but they took the scientist and her crew with them.

Now, after nearly ten years on another world, Rose returns to find a devastating new war--this time between humans. America and Russia are locked in combat, fighting to fill the power vacuum left behind after the invasion. Families are torn apart, friends become bitter enemies, and countries collapse in the wake of the battling superpowers. It appears the aliens left behind their titanic death machines so humankind will obliterate itself. Rose is determined to find a solution, whatever it takes. But will she become a pawn in a doomsday game no one can win?

Praise for Only Human

"Packing a surprisingly powerful thematic punch, this novel is an addictive blend of science fiction, apocalyptic thriller, and chillingly timely cautionary tale. Two (giant, robotic) thumbs up!"--Kirkus Reviews

"Boasting a winning combination of briskly paced action and futuristic dystopia tempered by cautious optimism, Only Human brings a fitting, satisfying end to the Themis Files series."--RT Book Reviews

"This action-packed tale with apocalyptic stakes is a fitting finale to this wonderfully cinematic series."--Publishers Weekly

"Series fans will be eager for Neuvel's ever-so-satisfying conclusion to his rip-roaring science-fiction adventure tale."--Booklist

Don't miss any of The Themis Files by Sylvain Neuvel:
SLEEPING GIANTS WAKING GODS ONLY HUMAN



Review Quotes




"Packing a surprisingly powerful thematic punch, this novel is an addictive blend of science fiction, apocalyptic thriller, and chillingly timely cautionary tale. Two (giant, robotic) thumbs up!"--Kirkus Reviews

"Boasting a winning combination of briskly paced action and futuristic dystopia tempered by cautious optimism, Only Human brings a fitting, satisfying end to the Themis Files series."--RT Book Reviews

"This action-packed tale with apocalyptic stakes is a fitting finale to this wonderfully cinematic series."--Publishers Weekly

"Series fans will be eager for [Sylvian] Neuvel's ever-so-satisfying conclusion to his rip-roaring science-fiction adventure tale."--Booklist

"It is one of those stories that stirs something up inside, makes you question the world around you, and lingers long after it is over. . . . I cannot recommend this series highly enough."--Read and Wander

"The perfect ending to an amazing trilogy"--Three Piece Heart

"An epic and thought-provoking ride from beginning to end."--Teri Polen

"What a perfect end Only Human was to an incredible trilogy. It was emotional, deep, and satisfying. . . . This will be a story that lingers, and one that really made me think about my place in the world, and what it means to be human."--I Blame Wizards

"Compulsively readable."--eMissourian

"Thought-provoking"--W.A.R.G.

Praise for Sylvain Neuvel's Waking Gods

"Pure, unadulterated literary escapism featuring giant killer robots and the looming end of mankind. In a word: unputdownable."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Kick-ass, one-on-one robot action combines with mind-bending scientific and philosophical speculation."--Booklist

"Stellar science fiction."--SFFWorld

"Sheer escapist fun."--Shelf Awareness

Sleeping Giants

"Reminiscent of The Martian and World War Z, Sleeping Giants is a luminous conspiracy yarn that shoots for (and lands among) the stars."--Pierce Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Red Rising trilogy

"Sleeping Giants bursts at the seams with big ideas. This book is a sheer blast from start to finish. I haven't had this much fun reading in ages."--Blake Crouch, author of Dark Matter and the bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy

"One of the most promising series kickoffs in recent memory."--NPR

"A remarkable debut."--Library Journal (starred review)



About the Author



Sylvain Neuvel is the author of Sleeping Giants, Waking Gods, and Only Human. He is a linguist and translator based in Montreal. He is at work on an R2-D2 replica and his next novel.
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