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IN-STORE EVENT: Lindsay Ellis, Apostles Of Mercy

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 7:00pm

FREE IN-STORE EVENT: Bookshop welcomes New York Times bestselling author Lindsay Ellis (Axiom's End) for a reading and signing of Apostles of Mercy, her new alternate history first contact novel. Publishers Weekly says, "With this high-stakes sci-fi adventure, the third in the Noumena series, bestseller Ellis (Truth of the Divine) delivers a suspenseful and sophisticated sci-fi thought experiment. This immersive, action-packed outing does not disappoint."

"Between the political intrigue and well-defined cast, this is a lovely reading experience. A charming but taut political SF thriller in which the readers are the only winners." —Kirkus Reviews

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First Contact has not been going well. The nations of Earth are rapidly militarizing against the arrival of the Superorganism, an alien civilization that promises to destroy humanity before it can develop into a real threat. The Superorganism has done it before-to their distant transient relatives-and they could easily do it again. But the alien Ampersand and his human interpreter Cora Sabino are done with trying to save humanity from both the Superorganism and itself; to them, this is a civilization that does not deserve to be saved.

When a strange new form of communication between the two of them reveals to Cora how alien Ampersand truly is, she begins to question her blind devotion. But she soon learns of a danger that may force them to leave Earth before either of them are ready: a group of superorganism enemies that have been wreaking havoc on Earth for decades. Existence on the margins has made them desperate and bent on revenge against any of Ampersand's race whose path they cross. Before Cora and Ampersand can make their final escape, these hostile aliens stage an attack, and take that which is most dear to both of them.

Ampersand's enemies will not consider any form of truce; the greatest threat to them is not from the Superorganism, but from an increasingly fearful and violent human civilization newly aware of their existence. Cora and Ampersand must go to extreme measures to take back what was stolen and prevent wholesale human extermination-but in doing so they may be no better than the civilizations they are trying to escape.

Lindsay Ellis is a New York Times bestselling author, Hugo Award finalist, and video essayist who creates online content about media, narrative, literature, and film theory. After earning her bachelor's in cinema studies from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, she earned her MFA in film and television production, with a focus in documentary and screenwriting, from USC's School of Cinematic Arts. She lives in Long Beach, California. Her debut novel, Axiom's End, was an instant New York Times bestseller.

SKU: A781250274564

Apostles of Mercy: A Novel (Noumena #3) By Lindsay Ellis Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250274564
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Press - June 4th, 2024