Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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For fans of Marie Lu comes the first book in an epic series that bends the sci-fi genre into a new dimension.
“A truly beautiful novel that redefines the form." —Victoria Aveyard, bestselling author of Red Queen
This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded.
The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than a speck at the edge of the universe. Now with enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to evacuate with a hostile warship in hot pursuit.
But their problems are just getting started. A plague has broken out and is mutating with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a web of data to find the truth, it’s clear the only person who can help her is the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again.
Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, maps, files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.
“Prepare yourselves for Illuminae.” —EW.com
“[Y]ou’re not in for an ordinary novel experience. . . .” —Bustle.com
“A truly interactive experience. . . . A fantastically fun ride.” —MTV.com
★ “[O]ut-of-this-world awesome.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred
★ “…stylistically mesmerizing.” —Publishers Weekly, starred
★ “[A]n arresting visual experience.”—Booklist, starred
★ “[A] game-changer.” —Shelf Awareness, starred
“Brace yourself. You're about to be immersed in a mindscape that you'll never want to leave.” —Marie Lu, bestselling author of the Legend trilogy
"Genre: Undefinable. Novel: Unforgettable." —Kami Garcia, bestselling coauthor of Beautiful Creatures & author of Unbreakable
“An exuberant mix of space opera, romance, zombies, hackers, and political thrills.” —Scott Westerfeld, bestselling author of Zeroes and Uglies
“Stunningly creative. Smart, funny, and romantic.” —Veronica Rossi, bestselling author of Under the Never Sky
“This is one of those rare books that will truly keep your heart pounding.” —Beth Revis, bestselling author of Across the Universe
“This book is xxxxing awesome.”
—Laini Taylor, bestselling author of Daughter of Smoke and Bone
it, but it hurt less if I didn’t. There were fighters overhead. I remember being really cold. I remember looking at Kady driving, covered in blood, with her hair crusted with snow and everything. I think I told her she was beautiful. Then the lights went out. Interviewer: You made it to the shuttles? Kady Grant: We made it close. We were driving a BeiTech truck now, so I had to stop and drag Ezra across the ice so they could see we were civis. A couple of the med center staff had made it out
someone calls a penalty that makes no ****ing sense at all. ByteMe: so if we can work it out and write a rulebook, we get to control AIDAN and live. If we make a mistake in there anywhere, then we don’t control it when it wakes up. Zhang, B: and then it’s game over ByteMe: their AI is insane. don’t they get that? it took hits at Kerenza, they asked too much of it, it went mad Zhang, B: oh my god ByteMe: ? Zhang, B: OH MY GOD. ByteMe: ???????????????????? Zhang, B: THAT IS WHAT WE DO
Timestamp: 11:17 Mason, E, LT 2nd: hey Kades ByteMe: omg what ByteMe: jesus where are you, TELL ME EXACTLY WHERE YOU ARE Mason, E, LT 2nd: erm Mason, E, LT 2nd: currently I’m in a big hairy guy’s lap Mason, E, LT 2nd: you? ByteMe: i can’t get hold of Byron, i can’t access half the system, i can’t see what’s going on over there. ByteMe: r u somewhere secure? tell me, I can try and make something happen from here Mason, E, LT 2nd: we’re in a supply room. maybe a dozen of us. hangar deck.
water. If we stay with you, we’re sitting ducks when the Lincoln arrives. We’ll ALL die. AIDAN: I HAVE CONSIDERED THIS. THE DAMAGE THAT HAS BEEN DONE TO MY INTERNAL SYSTEMS IS LARGELY PHYSICAL. THE ALEXANDER’S CREW IS IN A STATE…UNFIT TO INITIATE REPAIRS. OVER. BOLL, S, CAPT: AIDAN, I know you think you’re helping us. AIDAN: I AM HELPING YOU. IT IS ALL I HAVE EVER DONE. ALL I HAVE EVER WANTED. OVER. BOLL, S, CAPT: But we can’t stay with you anymore, don’t you understand? AIDAN: NOT IN MY
afflicted leaping up and clawing at the edges of the broken grille. Grant kicks hard at their fingers, rewarded with grunts of pain. But the ax punctures the vent near her hand, and she rolls aside, drawing the pistol and firing blind as she crawls away. The AI whispers again. Its voice kinda freaks me out a little. Just saying. “QUICKLY, GO QUICKLY. THE DROP TO DECK 231 IS AHEAD.” Grant is crawling, half sobs bubbling behind her teeth, pausing to fire again at the figures now scrambling and