By Eric Brown
The Helix ignites on 25th September (US & Canada) and 11th October (UK)
£7.99 (UK) ISBN 978-1-78108-047-4
$8.99/$10.99 (US & CAN) ISBN 978-1-78108-049-8
Available as an ebook
“Brown is at the height of his powers. Very nearly perfect.”
– Stephen Baxter on Helix
“SF infused with a cosmopolitan and literary sensibility... Accomplished and affecting.”
– Paul McAuley on Helix
Eric Brown is returning to the vast cosmos of The Helix in a blazing sequel from Solaris!
The Helix is a vast spiral of ten thousand worlds turning around its sun. Aeons ago, the enigmatic Builders constructed the Helix as a refuge for alien races on the verge of extinction. Two hundred years ago, humankind came to the Helix aboard a great colony ship, and the Builders conferred on them the mantle of peacekeepers. For that long, peace has reigned on the Helix.
But when shuttle pilot Jeff Ellis crash-lands on the world of Phandra, he interrupts a barbarous invasion from the neighbouring Sporelli – who scheme to track down and exterminate Ellis before he can return to New earth and inform the peacekeepers.
Eric Brown is widely acknowledged as one of the defining voices in British SF – enter the mind-bogglingly vast universe of The Helix and discover a world beyond even the scale of Arthur C. Clarke’s Rama or Larry Niven’s Ringworld.
Helix is a fast-paced action adventure novel following the plight of four humans when they crashland on what they think is a desolate, ice-bound planet. Daylight brings the discovery that the planet is one of thousands arranged in a vast spiral wound about a central sun. They set off to discover a more habitable, Earth-like world and come across strange races of aliens, and life-threatening perils, on their way.