Sylvain Neuvel

A History of What Comes Next
  • A History of What Comes Next

  • Pre-order A History of What Comes Next, a speculative fiction as rich as The Man in the High Castle and as packed with thrills as Ready Player One

    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.

    , 1945.

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

    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 but one part of her plan.

    Because there's an even darker conflict on Earth. A secret struggle thousands of years old. It has engulfed and 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?


    '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

    Highly crafted and unique' Library Journal

Sylvain Neuvel has a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Chicago. He is an amateur robotics enthusiast and life-long fan of all things science fiction. Sleeping Giants is the first in the Themis Files series, followed by Waking Gods and Only Human.

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