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Extinction Game is a riveting, action-packed post-apocalyptic survival story from master of SF, Gary Gibson.
When your life is based on lies, how do you hunt down the truth?
Jerry Beche should be dead. Instead, he's rescued from a desolate Earth where he was the last man alive. He's then trained for the toughest conditions imaginable and placed with a crack team of specialists on an isolated island. Every one of them is a survivor, as each withstood the violent ending of their own alternate Earth. And their new specialism? To retrieve weapons and data in missions to other apocalyptic versions of our world.
But what is 'the Authority', the shadowy organization that rescued Beche and his fellow survivors? How does it access timelines to find other Earths? And why does it need these instruments of death?
As Jerry struggles to obey his new masters, he begins to distrust his new companions. A strange bunch, their motivations are less than clear, and accidents start plaguing their missions. Jerry suspects the Authority is feeding them lies, and team members are spying on him. As a dangerous situation spirals into catastrophe, is there anybody he can trust?
Jerry Beche thinks he is the last living human on Earth until a handful of people suddenly appear on his doorstep. They are from wrecked parallel Earths, part of a group of apocalypse survivors called Pathfinders. They work for the clandestine Authority, which sends them on missions to extinct worlds looking for technology and other artifacts. But as welcoming as they are, Jerry's fellow Pathfinders are clearly keeping secrets including about Jerry himself. And the increasingly divided Authority refuses to explain what it is and why it wants the objects that the Pathfinders throw themselves into world-killing danger to retrieve. Gibson (The Thousand Emperors) turns the genre on its head, taking survivors and throwing them into a variety of other apocalypses, with some unexpected enemies dogging their heels. He excels at depicting real-feeling destruction and the tenacity and weaknesses of survivors, along with the moral wrestling of survivor guilt. This potent, teeth-gritting SF thriller shows death and love only a shadow away from our ordinary lives.