17 years ago: A girl in South Dakota falls through the earth, then wakes up dozens of feet below ground on the palm of what seems to be a giant metal hand. Today: She is a top-level physicist leading a team of people to understand exactly what that hand is, where it came from, and what it portends for humanity. A swift and spellbinding tale told almost exclusively through transcriptions of interviews conducted by a mysterious and unnamed character, this is a unique debut that describes a hunt for truth, power, and giant body parts.
mainly delivered in transcripts of interviews by a mystery secret service type individual of the other characters, a scientist, a pilot, a linguist , and others. It documents the finding of strange artifacts across the world starting with a young girl (who becomes the scientist) falling in a giant hole and being found on a giant metal hand.
She grows up and becomes part of the research on the hand through which she develops a method to start tracking down all the bits and pieces.
The other characters and their relationships work very well with the good and bad of mixing intelligent people in confined space. There’s quite a bit of friction and a lot of trouble.
Synopsis & what others have said about Sleeping Giants – Deadwood, USA. A girl sneaks out just before dark to ride her new bike. Suddenly, the ground disappears beneath her. Waking up at the bottom of a deep pit, she sees an emergency rescue team above her. The people looking down see something far stranger…“We always look forward. We never look back.”
That girl grows up to be Dr. Rose Franklyn, a brilliant scientist and the leading world expert on what she discovered. An enormous, ornate hand made of an exceptionally rare metal, which predates all human civilisation on the continent.
“But this thing … it’s different. It challenges us. It rewrites history.”
An object whose origins and purpose are perhaps the greatest mystery humanity has ever faced. Solving the secret of where it came from – and how many more parts may be out there – could change life as we know it.
“It dares us to question what we know about ourselves.”
But what if we were meant to find it? And what happens when this vast, global puzzle is complete…?
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‘Bursts at the seams with big ideas. A sheer blast from start to finish. I haven’t had this much fun reading in ages’ Blake Crouch, author of the Wayward Pines trilogy
‘A stellar debut which masterfully blends sci-fi, political thriller and apocalyptic fiction. So much more than the sum of its parts – a page-turner of the highest order’ Kirkus Reviews
‘Reminiscent of The Martian and World War Z, this is a luminous conspiracy yarn that shoots for (and lands among) the stars’ Pierce Brown, author of Red Rising