Until the Last of Me

Until the Last of Me

Summary

The thrilling second instalment in the TAKE THEM TO THE STARS series - a secret history of our world like no other . . .

'Introspective, lyrical and with a growing sense of menace running under it all' THE TIMES

Perfect for fans of The Man in the High Castle and The Eternals
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The First Rule is the most important: 'Always run, never fight'.

For 3000 years Mia's family has shaped Earth's history to push humanity to the stars, making brutal, wrenching choices along the way.

And now, in the year 1968, Mia finds herself about to help launch the first people into space. She can't take them to the stars, not quite yet. But with her adversary almost upon her, and with the future of the planet at stake, it's becoming clearer that obeying the First Rule is no longer an option.

For the first time since her line's first generation, Mia will have to stand her ground.

Because the overwhelming odds mean that she risks not only her bloodline, but also the future of the human race . . .
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Sylvain Neuvel's sci-fi thriller Until the Last of Me is a fast, darkly satirical alternate history of the 1960s space race in which the struggle isn't to be the first to the stars - but the last one standing.

Praise for Sylvain Neuvel

'It's fascinating to see how Neuvel weaves together fact and fiction . . . a blast. Seriously clever' SFX

'An alt-history with a difference. Traces the true story of the development of rocket science but adds an alien-conspiracy-theory edge . . . Good fun' Guardian

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

Reviews

  • Introspective, lyrical and with a growing sense of menace running under it all
    The Times

About the author

Sylvain Neuvel

Sylvain Neuvel has a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Chicago. He is an amateur robotics enthusiast and lifelong fan of all things science fiction. He is the author of two critically-acclaimed series: Themis Files novels: Sleeping Giants, Waking Gods and Only Human, and Take Them To the Stars: A History of What Comes Next, and Until the Last of Me. He lives in Montreal.
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