Humanity rises to meet a powerful alien threat, in this extraordinary sequel to Peter F. Hamilton’s Salvation. Salvation Lost is the second stunning novel in the Salvation Sequence, from ‘the owner of the most powerful imagination in science fiction’ – Ken Follett.
Fight together - or die alone . . .
In the twenty-third century, humanity is enjoying a comparative utopia. Yet life on Earth is about to change, forever. Feriton Kane’s investigative team has discovered the worst threat ever to face mankind – and we’ve almost no time to fight back. The supposedly benign Olyix plan to harvest humanity, in order to carry us to their god at the end of the universe. And as their agents conclude schemes down on earth, vast warships converge above to gather this cargo.
Some factions push for humanity to flee, to live in hiding amongst the stars – although only a chosen few would make it out in time. But others refuse to break before the storm. As disaster looms, animosities must be set aside to focus on just one goal: wiping this enemy from the face of creation. Even if it means preparing for a future this generation will never see.
Salvation Lost is the second book in the Salvation Sequence by Peter F. Hamilton
'A twisty and hugely satisfying SF thriller' – Alastair Reynolds on Salvation
'Startlingly fresh, vigorous and original' – Stephen Baxter on Salvation
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
In the middle instalment in the Salvation Sequence trilogy, Peter F. Hamilton continues threading disparate narratives to build a story of far-future desperation contrasted against, well, near-future desperation. There’s an alien invasion coming, and preparations need to be made despite the less-than-noble impulses of humanity across social strata (spanning Ollie, the low-level crook, to Jessika, the diplomat who happens to be an alien). Even during preparations for intergalactic war, humans' ability to thrive under pressure shines through. Spanning vast periods of time and working on a range of narrative scales, this is hardcore science-fiction with a very human heart.