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Jason M. Hough - Author

About the Author

Jason M. Hough is the New York Times bestselling author of The Darwin Elevator. A software designer and former 3D artist and video-game designer, developing such titles as Metal Fatigue and Aliens vs. Predator: Extinction, he lives in Seattle with his wife and two sons.

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Key Ship

Key Ship

Author: Jason M. Hough Format: eBook Release Date: 26/09/2018

Der Abschluss der mitreienden Science-Fiction-Saga um geheimnisvolle Aliens und eine unheimliche Seuche von New-York-Times-Bestsellerautor Jason HoughFr die letzten berlebenden der Menschheit hat ein Wettlauf gegen die Zeit begonnen: Skyler Luiken und sein Team suchen fieberhaft nach auerirdischen Artefakten, um die unheimliche Seuche zu bekmpfen, die die Welt beinahe entvlkert hat. In der afrikanischen Wste werden sie schlielich fndig - stoen aber auch auf den erbitterten Widerstand der Infizierten. Whrenddessen steht die Rckkehr der geheimnisvollen Erbauer unmittelbar bevor, und fr alle Beteiligten wird eine Frage immer drngender: Welche Plne hat die hoch berlegene Alien-Rasse wirklich fr die Erde und ihre Bewohner?Packende Mischung aus Science Fiction und Dystopie, fr Fans von John Scalzi ("e;Krieg der Klone"e;) oder Richard Morgan ("e;Das Unsterblichkeitsprogramm"e;)

Exodus Towers

Exodus Towers

Author: Jason M. Hough Format: eBook Release Date: 25/08/2017

In der actionreichen Dystopie von Bestseller-Autor Jason M. Hough geht es fur die Menschheit um alles... Die letzten berlebenden der Erde schpfen neue Hoffnung: In Brasilien wurde ein zweiter Weltraumaufzug entdeckt, dessen geheimnisvolle Alien-Technologie Schutz vor der verheerenden Seuche bietet, die die Welt entvlkert hat. Eine weitere Kolonie wird gegrndet, doch die fruchtbare Gegend lockt auch eine marodierende Sldnertruppe an und weckt das Interesse der Sekte, die in Darwin City die Macht bernommen hat. Bald ist Skyler Luiken in mehr Kmpfe verwickelt, als er gewinnen kann - whrend gleichzeitig die Rckkehr jener Aliens naht, die die Menschheit entweder retten oder endgltig vernichten knnten. Die Fortsetzung des Science Fiction-Erfolgs "e;Darwin City"e;

MASS EFFECT. ANDROMEDA: NEXUS UPRISING

MASS EFFECT. ANDROMEDA: NEXUS UPRISING

Author: Jason M. Hough, K. C. Alexander Format: eBook Release Date: 16/08/2017

God 2185-j. V galaktiku Andromedy otpravilis' ogromnye korabli-kovchegi s zadachej izuchit' i kolonizirovat' novye miry. Skoro sledom za nimi poletit ogromnaya kosmicheskaya stanciya "e;Neksus na bortu kotoroj predstaviteli pyati ras Mlechnogo Puti: lyudi, salariancy, turiancy, azari i krogany. Vse oni provedut v stazise shest'sot let i prosnutsya v drugoj galaktike, chtoby nachat' zhizn' s chistogo lista, ostaviv v proshlom raspri i predrassudki. Poslednej pogruzhaetsya v son Sloan Kelli, direktor sluzhby bezopasnosti. Kak i vse ee sputniki, ona absolyutno uverena v uspekhe - missiya, kotoruyu gotovili luchshie umy osvoennogo kosmosa, ne mozhet zakonchit'sya katastrofoj.

Escape Velocity Dire Earth Duology #2

Escape Velocity Dire Earth Duology #2

Author: Jason M. Hough Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/06/2017

Part two of a thrilling action-adventure sci-fi duologyfeaturing indomitable characters, incredible worlds, andplenty of rip-roaring action and thrills!

Escape Velocity

Escape Velocity

Author: Jason M. Hough Format: eBook Release Date: 27/06/2017

Part two of a thrilling action-adventure sci-fi duology, beginning with Injection Burn, featuring indomitable characters, incredible worlds, and plenty of rip-roaring action and thrills!Search, destroy, survive! Captains Skyler Luiken and Gloria Tsandi (and their respective crews) have smashed through the deadly Swarm Blockade but now find themselves scattered around the planet Carthage and the space stations she holds in her orbit. Their mission is now twofold: destroy the military compounds of a race of nefarious alien overlords and find a way back home to Earth. Standing in their way are a race of horrifying, technologically advanced aliens armed with incredible weapons. Low on supplies and with their ability to communicate compromised, the surviving humans must rely on all their cunning, strength, and plain old good luck to turn the tables and overcome their foes.Praise for Injection Burn and Escape Velocity ';Blockbuster page-turners with great characters, adventure and thrills . . . classic-era science fiction for a new generation.'Heradas Review ';If you're a fan of fast-paced, intense sci-fi, check out Jason M. Hough'sInjection Burn.'Stitch's Media Mix ';Great fun.'Reading Glutton, on Injection Burn ';A perfect on-ramp for new readers as well as a great continuation for fans of the previous books in the series.'Whatchamacallit Reviews, on Injection Burn ';Complex, suspense-filled and just what I needed . . . a marvelous sci-fi adventure.'Tome Tender, on Injection Burn

Injection Burn

Injection Burn

Author: Jason M. Hough Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2017

Skyler Luiken and his ragtag crew of scavengers, scientists, and brawlers have a new mission: a long journey to a distant planet where a race of benevolent aliens are held captive behind a cloud of destructive ships known as the Swarm Blockade. No human ships have ever made it past this impenetrable wall, and Skyler knows not what to anticipate when they reach their destination. Will it be a rescue operation-or suicide mission?

Injection Burn

Injection Burn

Author: Jason M. Hough Format: eBook Release Date: 30/05/2017

Part one of a thrilling action-adventure sci-fi duology featuring indomitable characters, incredible worlds, and plenty of rip-roaring action and thrills!Rescue operationor suicide mission? Skyler Luiken and his ragtag crew of scavengers, scientists, and brawlers have a new mission: a long journey to a distant planet where a race of benevolent aliens are held captive behind a cloud of destructive ships known as the Swarm Blockade. No human ships have ever made it past this impenetrable wall, and Skyler knows not what to anticipate when they reach their destination. Safe to say that the last thing he expects to find there is a second human ship led by the tough-as-nails captain, Gloria Tsandi. These two crewsand their respective captainsinitially clash, but they will have to learn to work together when their mutual foe closes in around them and begins the outright destruction of their vesselsalong with any hope of a return to Earth.Praise for Injection Burn and Escape Velocity ';Blockbuster page-turners with great characters, adventure and thrills . . . classic-era science fiction for a new generation.'Heradas Review ';If you're a fan of fast-paced, intense sci-fi, check out Jason M. Hough'sInjection Burn.'Stitch's Media Mix ';Great fun.'Reading Glutton, on Injection Burn ';A perfect on-ramp for new readers as well as a great continuation for fans of the previous books in the series.'Whatchamacallit Reviews, on Injection Burn ';Complex, suspense-filled and just what I needed . . . a marvelous sci-fi adventure.'Tome Tender, on Injection Burn

Mass Effect - Andromeda Nexus Uprising

Mass Effect - Andromeda Nexus Uprising

Author: Jason M. Hough, K. C. Alexander Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/03/2017

Titan Books will work with acclaimed video gamedeveloper BioWare to publish brand new novels set in theuniverse of MASS EFFECT(TM): ANDROMEDA. The actionwill weave into the new game, with storylines developed inclose collaboration with the BioWare game team. Theaction takes place with the adventure of the game itself,setting up the story and events of the game adding depthand detail to the canonical MASS EFFECT saga.

Mass Effect(TM) Andromeda: Nexus Uprising

Mass Effect(TM) Andromeda: Nexus Uprising

Author: Jason M. Hough, K. C. Alexander Format: eBook Release Date: 21/03/2017

They slept for hundreds of years, dreaming of a new home in the Andromeda Galaxy. When finally they awake, their dreams of peace are shattered. These colonists-turian, salarian, asari, human, and more-face an uncharted galaxy and threats beyond understanding.The Nexus is the core from which the colonists will explore their new home. Yet even before the arks arrive, the massive space station sustains critical damage. The entire mission is placed in jeopardy, and security director Sloane Kelly must reassert order while racing to identify the nature of the threat that faces them.If she fails, the Andromeda Initiative could crumble.

Darwin City

Darwin City

Author: Jason M. Hough Format: eBook Release Date: 25/08/2016

Der Science Fiction-Roman "e;Darwin City"e; spielt in der Mitte des 23. Jahrhunderts, nachdem eine Seuche den groten Teil der Welt entvolkert hat. Ein letzter sicherer Hafen ist die australische Stadt Darwin, in der mysteriose auerirdische Architekten einen Weltraumaufzug errichtet haben, der in einem gewissen Radius Schutz vor der todlichen Krankheit bietet. In dieser zerstrten Welt gert ein Mann, der eigentlich nichts weiter will als berleben, zwischen die Fronten eines gnadenlosen Machtkampfs: Jason M. Houghs New York Times- Bestseller begeistert mit harter Action, unvergesslichen Charakteren und einer faszinierenden Welt aus zerstrten, halb verfallenen Stdten und futuristischen Habitaten im Orbit. "e;Newcomer Hough zeigt Talent fr filmische Szenen und realistische Dialoge. Die Leser werden sehnschtig den nchsten Teil erwarten."e;Publishers Weekly

Dire Earth: A Novella

Dire Earth: A Novella

Author: Jason M. Hough Format: eBook Release Date: 18/11/2014

Jason M. Hough goes back to the beginning with this eBook exclusive novella, the prequel to the New York Times bestseller The Darwin Elevator. An indispensable introduction to a trilogy wrought with action, imagination, and mystery, The Dire Earth is sure to thrill new readers and diehard fans alike. In the middle of the twenty-third century, an inexplicable disease engulfs the globe, leaving a trail of madness and savagery in its wake. Dutch air force pilot Skyler Luiken discovers he is immune to the disease when he returns from a mission to find the world in chaos, but he soon realizes that he's not the only one to have endured the apocalypse. Elsewhere, the roguish Skadz, the cunning Nigel, and the tough-as-nails Samantha each make their way toward the last remaining bastion of sanity: Darwin, Australia, home to a mysterious alien artifact that may hold the key to the survival of the human race. Praise for The Darwin Elevator ';A hell of a fun book.'James S. A. Corey, New York Times bestselling author of Abaddon's Gate ';[Jason M.] Hough's first novel combines the rapid-fire action and memorable characters associated with Joss Whedon's short-lived Firefly TV series with the accessibility and scientific acumen of [James S. A.] Corey's ';Expanse' series.'Library Journal (starred review) ';Newcomer Hough displays a talent for imaginative plotting and realistic dialogue, and the brisk pacing and cliffhanger ending will keep readers enthralled and eagerly awaiting the next installment.'Publishers Weekly ';Jason M. Hough does a great job with this huge story. The world of Darwin and the Elevator is deliciously complex and satisfying. Skyler, Tania, and all the other characters are delightfully drawn and fun to spend time with. . . . The story unfolds with just the right balance of high adventure, espionage, humor, and emotional truth. . . . As soon as you finish, you'll want more.'Analog ';A debut novel unlike any other . . . This is something special. Something iconic. The Darwin Elevator is full of majesty and wonder, mystery and mayhem, colorful characters and insidious schemes.'SF Signal ';Fun, action-packed and entertaining . . . a sure contender for science fiction debut of the year!'Pat's Fantasy Hotlist ';The best part about alien stories is their mystery, and Jason Hough understands that like no other. Full of compelling characters and thick with tension, The Darwin Elevator delivers both despair and hope along with a gigantic dose of wonder. It's a brilliant debut, and Hough can take my money whenever he writes anything from now on.'Kevin Hearne, New York Times bestselling author of The Iron Druid Chronicles ';Claustrophobic, intense, and satisfying . . . I couldn't put this book down. The Darwin Elevator depicts a terrifying world, suspends it from a delicate thread, and forces you to read with held breath as you anticipate the inevitable fall.'Hugh Howey, New York Times bestselling author of Wool

The Plague Forge

The Plague Forge

Author: Jason M. Hough Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2013

After discovering the first key in the wreckage of a crashed Builder ship, Skyler Luiken and his crew follow the migrating aura towers in search of the four remaining relics. But time is running out: the team learn that the next Builder event will be the last, and one of the objects has already fallen into dangerous hands...Will the survivors finally reveal the Builders' plan?

Plague Forge

Plague Forge

Author: Jason M. Hough Format: eBook Release Date: 24/09/2013

The Plague Forge delivers an unbeatable combination of knockout action and kick-ass characters as the secrets to the ultimate alien mystery from The Darwin Elevator and The Exodus Towers are about to be unraveled. The hunt is on for the mysterious keys left by the alien Builders. While Skyler's team of immune scavengers scatters around the disease-ravaged globe in search of the artifacts, Skyler himself finds much more than he expected in the African desert, where he stumbles upon surprising Builder relicsand thousands of bloodthirsty subhumans. From the slums and fortresses of Darwin to the jungles of Brazil and beyond, Skyler and company are in for a wild ride, jam-packed with daunting challenges, run-and-gun adventure, and unexpected betrayalsall in a race against time to finally answer the great questions that have plagued humanity for decades: Who are the Builders, and what do they want with Earth?Praise for The Darwin Elevator ';A hell of a fun book.'James S. A. Corey, New York Times bestselling author of Abaddon's Gate';[Jason M.] Hough's first novel combines the rapid-fire action and memorable characters associated with Joss Whedon's short-lived Firefly TV series with the accessibility and scientific acumen of [James S. A.] Corey's ';Expanse' series.'Library Journal (starred review) ';The best part about alien stories is their mystery, and Jason Hough understands that like no other. Full of compelling characters and thick with tension, The Darwin Elevator delivers both despair and hope along with a gigantic dose of wonder. It's a brilliant debut, and Hough can take my money whenever he writes anything from now on.'Kevin Hearne, New York Times bestselling author of The Iron Druid Chronicles ';Newcomer Hough displays a talent for imaginative plotting and realistic dialogue, and the brisk pacing and cliffhanger ending will keep readers enthralled and eagerly awaiting the next installment.'Publishers Weekly ';Jason M. Hough does a great job with this huge story. The world of Darwin and the Elevator is deliciously complex and satisfying. Skyler, Tania, and all the other characters are delightfully drawn and fun to spend time with. . . . The story unfolds with just the right balance of high adventure, espionage, humor, and emotional truth. . . . As soon as you finish, you'll want more.'Analog ';A debut novel unlike any other . . . This is something special. Something iconic. The Darwin Elevator is full of majesty and wonder, mystery and mayhem, colorful characters and insidious schemes.'SF Signal ';Fun, action-packed and entertaining . . . a sure contender for science fiction debut of the year!'Pat's Fantasy Hotlist ';Claustrophobic, intense, and satisfying . . . I couldn't put this book down. The Darwin Elevator depicts a terrifying world, suspends it from a delicate thread, and forces you to read with held breath as you anticipate the inevitable fall.'Hugh Howey, New York Times bestselling author of WoolFrom the Paperback edition.

The Exodus Tower

The Exodus Tower

Author: Jason M. Hough Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2013

When a second space elevator appears in Belem, Brazil, a new colony forms within its protective aura, shielded from the deadly plague that ravaged the planet. But Skyler and Tania soon realise that the infected subhumans outside the safe zone are changing into something much more terrifying. As another Builder event looms, will they be able to protect the colony from these threats and more?

Exodus Towers

Exodus Towers

Author: Jason M. Hough Format: eBook Release Date: 27/08/2013

The Exodus Towers features all the high-octane action and richly imagined characters of The Darwin Elevatorbut the stakes have never been higher. The sudden appearance of a second space elevator in Brazil only deepens the mystery about the aliens who provided it: the Builders. Scavenger crew captain Skyler Luiken and brilliant scientist Dr. Tania Sharma have formed a colony around the new Elevator's base, utilizing mobile towers to protect humans from the Builders' plague. But they are soon under attack from a roving band of plague-immune soldiers. Cut off from the colony, Skyler must wage a one-man war against the new threat as well as murderous subhumans and thugs from Darwinall while trying to solve the puzzle of the Builders' master plan . . . before it's too late for the last vestiges of humanity.Praise for The Darwin Elevator ';A hell of a fun book.'James S. A. Corey, New York Times bestselling author of Abaddon's Gate';[Jason M.] Hough's first novel combines the rapid-fire action and memorable characters associated with Joss Whedon's short-lived Firefly TV series with the accessibility and scientific acumen of [James S. A.] Corey's ';Expanse' series.'Library Journal (starred review) ';The best part about alien stories is their mystery, and Jason Hough understands that like no other. Full of compelling characters and thick with tension, The Darwin Elevator delivers both despair and hope along with a gigantic dose of wonder. It's a brilliant debut, and Hough can take my money whenever he writes anything from now on.'Kevin Hearne, New York Times bestselling author of The Iron Druid Chronicles ';Newcomer Hough displays a talent for imaginative plotting and realistic dialogue, and the brisk pacing and cliffhanger ending will keep readers enthralled and eagerly awaiting the next installment.'Publishers Weekly ';Jason M. Hough does a great job with this huge story. The world of Darwin and the Elevator is deliciously complex and satisfying. Skyler, Tania, and all the other characters are delightfully drawn and fun to spend time with. . . . The story unfolds with just the right balance of high adventure, espionage, humor, and emotional truth. . . . As soon as you finish, you'll want more.'Analog ';A debut novel unlike any other . . . This is something special. Something iconic. The Darwin Elevator is full of majesty and wonder, mystery and mayhem, colorful characters and insidious schemes.'SF Signal ';Fun, action-packed and entertaining . . . a sure contender for science fiction debut of the year!'Pat's Fantasy Hotlist ';Claustrophobic, intense, and satisfying . . . I couldn't put this book down. The Darwin Elevator depicts a terrifying world, suspends it from a delicate thread, and forces you to read with held breath as you anticipate the inevitable fall.'Hugh Howey, New York Times bestselling author of Wool ';Hough writes with irresistible energy and gritty realism. His puts his characters through hell, blending a convincing plot with heart-stopping action and moments of raw terror as the world goes crazy in the shadow of unfathomable alien intentions.'Sara Creasy, author of the Philip K. Dick Awardnominated Song of ScarabaeusFrom the Paperback edition.

Darwin Elevator

Darwin Elevator

Author: Jason M. Hough Format: eBook Release Date: 30/07/2013

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERJason M. Hough's pulse-pounding debut combines the drama, swagger, and vivid characters of Joss Whedon's Firefly with the talent of sci-fi author John Scalzi. In the mid-23rd century, Darwin, Australia, stands as the last human city on Earth. The world has succumbed to an alien plague, with most of the population transformed into mindless, savage creatures. The planet's refugees flock to Darwin, where a space elevatorcreated by the architects of this apocalypse, the Buildersemits a plague-suppressing aura. Skyler Luiken has a rare immunity to the plague. Backed by an international crew of fellow ';immunes,' he leads missions into the dangerous wasteland beyond the aura's edge to find the resources Darwin needs to stave off collapse. But when the Elevator starts to malfunction, Skyler is tappedalong with the brilliant scientist, Dr. Tania Sharmato solve the mystery of the failing alien technology and save the ragged remnants of humanity.Praise for The Darwin Elevator ';A hell of a fun book.'James S. A. Corey, New York Times bestselling author of Abaddon's Gate';[Jason M.] Hough's first novel combines the rapid-fire action and memorable characters associated with Joss Whedon's short-lived Firefly TV series with the accessibility and scientific acumen of [James S. A.] Corey's ';Expanse' series.'Library Journal (starred review) ';The best part about alien stories is their mystery, and Jason Hough understands that like no other. Full of compelling characters and thick with tension, The Darwin Elevator delivers both despair and hope along with a gigantic dose of wonder. It's a brilliant debut, and Hough can take my money whenever he writes anything from now on.'Kevin Hearne, New York Times bestselling author of The Iron Druid Chronicles ';Newcomer Hough displays a talent for imaginative plotting and realistic dialogue, and the brisk pacing and cliffhanger ending will keep readers enthralled and eagerly awaiting the next installment.'Publishers Weekly ';Jason M. Hough does a great job with this huge story. The world of Darwin and the Elevator is deliciously complex and satisfying. Skyler, Tania, and all the other characters are delightfully drawn and fun to spend time with. . . . The story unfolds with just the right balance of high adventure, espionage, humor, and emotional truth. . . . As soon as you finish, you'll want more.'Analog ';A debut novel unlike any other . . . This is something special. Something iconic. The Darwin Elevator is full of majesty and wonder, mystery and mayhem, colorful characters and insidious schemes.'SF Signal ';Fun, action-packed and entertaining . . . a sure contender for science fiction debut of the year!'Pat's Fantasy Hotlist ';Claustrophobic, intense, and satisfying . . . I couldn't put this book down. The Darwin Elevator depicts a terrifying world, suspends it from a delicate thread, and forces you to read with held breath as you anticipate the inevitable fall.'Hugh Howey, New York Times bestselling author of WoolFrom the Paperback edition.

The Darwin Elevator

The Darwin Elevator

Author: Jason M. Hough Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/07/2013

After aliens constructed an elevator from Darwin, Australia into space, humanity established orbital colonies along the elevator's cord. Years later, those outside of the machine's protective aura were wiped out by a mysterious plague. When the elevator's virus shield begins to break down, a scavenger and a scientist must unravel the mystery of the failing alien technology to save what's left of the world.