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Ted Kosmatka studied biology at Indiana University. He has worked as a zookeeper, steel mill worker, lab technician, and videogame writer for the extremely successful studio, Valve, publisher of mega-hits such as the Half-Life series and Portal. His work has been nominated for both the Nebula and Hugo awards and won the 2010 Asimov's Reader's Choice Award. He lives in the American Pacific North-west.
If Carlsson discovers the truth too many powerful interests have far too much to lose. But not every prophet is without honour. And Carlsson, alone and on the run, is determined to reveal the discovery to a world in which the church and science have conspired to hide it. A world which, it's been proven, is only 5,800 years old...The Prophet of Bones is Ted Kosmata's enthralling second novel. The Games showcased Kosmata's imaginative genius and The Prophet of Bones is no different. Fans of Robert Harris, Michael Crichton and Sam Bourne will be hooked.
What if science proved the existence of the human soul? 'If Stephen Hawking and Stephen King wrote a novel together, you'd get The Flicker Men. Brilliant, disturbing, and beautifully told' Hugh Howey, New York Times bestselling author of the Wool series *** The Man Eric Argus, a washed-out quantum physicist given one last shot at redemption The Experiment An investigation into the mysterious composition of light and matter The Discovery Unexpected and unprecedented evidence for the existence of the human soul The Consequences A staggering revelation about the hidden structure of the universe. And an unimaginable reality that should never have been uncovered . . . *** Praise for Ted Kosmatka: 'A well-written, utterly convincing thriller that left my mind reeling for days. It latched on after the first chapter and didn't let go until the last word ... as thoughtful as it is thrilling. It kept me up way, way past my bedtime.' Daniel H. Wilson, author of Robopocalypse 'Prophet of Bones contains some incredibly tantalizing glimpses of hard science in a world constrained by theological received truth, and the detailed discussions of scientific methodology just add to the fascination' i09.com 'A masterwork of intrigue and menace ... I was enthralled ... An eye-opening and page-turning read without parallel' Clive Cussler
Let the games begin!USA, nahe Zukunft: Alle vier Jahre lassen die Nationen der Erde gentechnisch erzeugte Monster gegeneinander antreten und bis zum Tod kmpfen. Die USA sind in den letzten Wettbewerben als Sieger hervorgegangen. Damit das so bleibt, liefert ein Computer die DNA-Sequenz fr ein Wesen, das alle vorigen bertreffen soll. Als es ausbricht, beginnt der Kampf ums berleben!Science-Fiction der besonderen Art - spannend und mitreiend bis zum Schluss!
Ted Kosmatka's sensational new thriller, Prophet of Bones, thrusts listeners into an alternate present.Paul Carlson, a brilliant young scientist, is summoned from his laboratory job to the remote Indonesian island of Flores to collect DNA samples from the ancient bones of a strange, new species of tool user unearthed by an archaeological dig. The questions the find raises seem to cast doubt on the very foundations of modern science, which has proven the world to be only 5,800 years old, but before Paul can fully grapple with the implications of his find, the dig is violently shut down by paramilitaries.Paul flees with two of his friends, yet within days one has vanished and the other is murdered in an attack that costs Paul an eye, and very nearly his life. Back in America, Paul tries to resume the comfortable life he left behind, but he can't cast the questions raised by the dig from his mind. Paul begins to piece together a puzzle which seems to threaten the very fabric of society, but world's governments and Martial Johnston, the eccentric billionaire who financed Paul's dig, will stop at nothing to silence him.
Jurassic Park meets The Hunger Games in this stunning new high-energy, high-concept tale from first-time novelist Ted Kosmatka, a Nebula Award and Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award finalist. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY PUBLISHERS WEEKLYSet in an amoral future where genetically engineered monstrosities fight each other to the death in an Olympic event, The Games envisions a harrowing world that may arrive sooner than you think. Silas Williams is the brilliant geneticist in charge of preparing the U.S. entry into the Olympic Gladiator competition, an internationally sanctioned bloodsport with only one rule: no human DNA is permitted in the design of the entrants. Silas lives and breathes genetics; his designs have led the United States to the gold in every previous event. But the other countries are catching up. Now, desperate for an edge in the upcoming Games, Silas's boss engages an experimental supercomputer to design the genetic code for a gladiator that cannot be beaten. The result is a highly specialized killing machine, its genome never before seen on earth. Not even Silas, with all his genius and experience, can understand the horror he had a hand in making. And no one, he fears, can anticipate the consequences of entrusting the act of creation to a computer's cold logic. Now Silas races to understand what the computer has wrought, aided by a beautiful xenobiologist, Vidonia Joo. Yet as the fast-growing gladiator demonstrates preternatural strength, speed, andmost disquietinglyintelligence, Silas and Vidonia find their scientific curiosity giving way to a most unexpected emotion: sheer terror.Praise for The Games ';Blends the best of Crichton and Koontz.'Publishers Weekly (starred review) ';Outstanding . . . very like something Michael Crichton might have written . . . [a] bold mix of horror and SF . . . Expect big things from [Ted] Kosmatka.'Booklist (starred review) ';Kosmatka successfully captures the thrill of groundbreaking technology. . . . The pleasure of his polished, action-packed storytelling is deepened by strong character development. This near-future SF thriller . . . seems destined for the big screen.'Library Journal (starred review)From the Hardcover edition.