Author(s): Emma Newman
In their search for a new and better life than the one that they had on the overpopulated Earth, Suh lead a group of 1000 people - including her partner and lover Ren - to another planet. Then Suh mysteriously vanished, and only Ren and the Ringleader know the truth behind her disappearance. Now, two decades later, a stranger who looks suspiciously like Suh wanders into the colony, flooding Ren with memories of the traumatic event she fought so hard to bury. And if she reveals the secret she has kept for so long, it could ruin everything the colonists built.
Think"Interstellar," think"Prometheus." We have a destiny waiting for us among the stars, and now it's calling to us. A great genre debut, and beautifully written: an unfolding alien mystery, and complex, utterly believable characters. You will want to believe. Stephen Baxter, National Bestselling Author of"Ultima" Newman has crafted a thrilling tale of murder, mystery and madness on a world where humanity is still its own worst enemy. Horrifying and heartbreaking in equal measure, the catastrophe driving this narrative will keep you riveted until the very last page. Don t miss this one. Kameron Hurley, author of the"The Mirror Empire" Filled with wonders, revelations, and edge-of-the-seat suspense, Planetfall is a fascinating, heartbreaking exploration of love and loneliness set against an awe-inspiring backdrop. An instant classic of the genre. Gareth L. Powell, BSFA Award-winning author of"Ack-Ack Macaque " A strange but mesermizing book in which almost nothing is as it seems...Reeads at once like a character study, a mystery, a hard science-fiction tale about the colonists on an alien world, and a surrealist science fiction about alien life. Above all, this is a novel about the price of secrets. "RT Book Reviews" This heartbreaking adventure is a tragedy of science and faith...[Newman]carefully manages her pacing until events make each revelation as inevitable as it is destructive. "Publishers Weekly" Praise for Emma Newman and her novels Emma Newman has built a modern fantasy world with such elan and authority her ideas of why and how the seemingly irrational world of Fairy works should be stolen by every other writer in the field. Her characters are complex and troubled, courageous at times and foolhardy. This book of wonders is first rate. Bill Willingham, Eisner Award winner, and creator of"Fables" With a feather-light touch, Emma Newman has crafted a very English fantasy, one brilliantly realized and quite delightful, weaving magic, mystery and parallel worlds together with ease. Newman may well be one of our brightest stars. Adam Christopher, author of"The Age Atomic" J.K. Rowling meets Georgette Heyer. "The Guardian" The plot is pure candy. I went right out and got the second book. "Locus" Enchanting. Paul Weimer, "SF Signal""
Emma Newman is an author and a professional audiobook narrator, narrating short stories and novels in all genres. She also co-writes and hosts the Hugo nominated podcast Tea and Jeopardy which involves tea, cake, mild peril and singing chickens."