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Sleeping Giants

Themis Files Book 1

Themis Files

**A must-read thriller for lovers of The Passage, World War Z, The Martian or Interstellar**

What happens when you make a discovery that changes everything?

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...?

"About everything."

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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

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The overall story unfolds easily... and quickly draws the reader... but it is a very different experience than a standard third- or first-person narrative
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Sylvain Neuvel has a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Chicago. He is an amateur robotics enthusiast and life-long fan of all things science fiction. Sleeping Giants is the first in the Themis Files series, followed by Waking Gods and Only Human.
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Seitenzahl 320 (Printausgabe)
Erscheinungsdatum 21.04.2016
Sprache Englisch
EAN 9781405921879
Verlag Penguin Books Ltd
Dateigröße 1640 KB
Verkaufsrang 21390
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Fazit: Sooooooo spannend und genial! *_*

Geraldine Chantal Daphne Dettwiler, Thalia-Buchhandlung Basel

Inhalt Die kleine Rose fiel in ein Erdloch und fand eine riesige metallene Hand. 17 Jahre wurde immer noch nicht geklärt woher die Hand kam, wer sie gebaut hat und was sie zu bedeuten hat. Rose, mittlerweile eine angesehene Forscherin, leitet die geheime Forschung an der Hand und schon bald stossen sie und ihre Kollegen auf weitere riesen Teile! Schreibstil Wie auch schon bei lluminae, ist dieses Buch nur in Aufzeichnungen und Dokumentationen zusammengefasst. 90% davon sind Gespräche mit einem namentlich Unbekannten Typen, der die Fäden in den Händen hält und der mein persönlicher Favorit war. Zwischendurch gab es viele Fachbegriffe die das lesen ein bisschen erschwert haben, aber durch die einfache Darstellung (Gespräche/direkte Rede) kam man sehr gut und schnell voran. Persönliche Meinung Man war das geil! Ich wusste gar nichts von dem Buch, hatte es nur gekauft, weil meine Freundinnen es lesen wollte und ich wurde soo positiv davon überrascht! «Mr. Couture is not an American citizen. He is from Montreal. It is a large city, about the size of Boston, in that very large country just north of here. You may have heard of it. They play hockey. —» Erstens LIEBE ich diese Art der Erzählform! Keine unnötigen Beschreibungen, einfach nur direkte Rede. Ich liebe Dialoge. Zweitens: Die Geschichte war sooo spannend! Wow! Jeder der fünf Abschnitte war einfach nur super und ich konnte das Buch kaum aus der Hand legen. Es war witzig, spannend, schockierend, nervenaufreibend, sarkastisch und brutal. «People who owe me favors are called friends.» Was ein bisschen fehlte, war das Zwischenmenschliche. Die Gefühle für Personen sind nicht so gut zu greifen fand ich. Das liegt aber eben an dieser Erzählform. Dafür musste ich so oft lachen, wegen dem Sarkasmus, dem Humor und der Sticheleien der Charaktere! Besonders angetan hat es mir unser unbekannter Gesprächspartner! «“Perhaps, deep down inside that rugged shell of yours, there is a little girl desperately waiting for her Prince Charming to propose." "Of course there is. Only until now, I'd been pretty successful at keeping that little brat's mouth shut.”» Für Fans von Illuminae, Red Rising und Pacific Rim/Neon Genesis Evangelion Fazit: Sooooooo spannend und genial! *_*

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Amazing Sci-Fi, highly recommendable!
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Wien am 08.04.2019
Bewertet: Einband: Taschenbuch

Dr. Rose Franklin, years after the haunting discovery of an inexplicable, giant hand in her childhood, seeks to solve the riddle attached to it. As the lead scientist appointed to a dedicated team tasked to investigate the metal artefact, she soon discovers that there have to be many more parts. But what purpose does it serve? W... Dr. Rose Franklin, years after the haunting discovery of an inexplicable, giant hand in her childhood, seeks to solve the riddle attached to it. As the lead scientist appointed to a dedicated team tasked to investigate the metal artefact, she soon discovers that there have to be many more parts. But what purpose does it serve? Who are the ingenious creators? More than 5000 years old, human involvement seems impossible… With the first part of the Themis-Files trilogy Sylvain Neuvel creates a fascinating, complex and entertaining novel. Written in a unique style, by telling the story through interviews, communications and news reports, Sci-Fi fans with a soft spot for somewhat realistic storytelling will have an excellent time following the team’s discovery that we’re not alone on this planet.

Hollywood…. I want a movie adaption, ASAP!!!
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden am 21.04.2018
Bewertet: Einband: Taschenbuch

I really don’t know why I waited so long to read this book. It became one of my favourites. It is really a fun and easy read (most of the time the text is either an interview or a journal entry). And it was much deeper than I first anticipated. I mean don’t get me wrong, but the story is basically about a group of people who... I really don’t know why I waited so long to read this book. It became one of my favourites. It is really a fun and easy read (most of the time the text is either an interview or a journal entry). And it was much deeper than I first anticipated. I mean don’t get me wrong, but the story is basically about a group of people who are collecting parts of a mega-robot left on earth by aliens 5000 years ago. But the politics described here and the personal motivation of the people involved (and also the bond that they’re sharing) really made me love this book. I just couldn’t put it down and when it was over I just wanted to keep on reading (thank god it is the first part of a, now finished, trilogy).

Sleeping Giants
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Salzatal am 27.03.2018

Excellent written- full of surprises. Interesting to read as written very unconventionaly. Recommend for sci-fi and linguistics fun’s. Twist in the end which allows interpretation.