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Friday, June 5, 2009

ARC Arrival: Fragment

Fragment by Warren Fahy

Publisher: Dell

I received this book from the publisher through Shelf Awareness.

About the book: (from the back cover) In this cutting-edge science-based suspense novel - which set off a bidding war at the 2008 London Book Fair - scientists have made a startling discover: a fragment of a lost continent, an island with an ecosystem unlike any they've seen before. . .an ecosystem that could topple ours like a house of cards.


The time is now. The place is the Trident, a long-range research vessel hired by the reality show Sealife. Aboard is a cast of ambitious young scientists. With a director thirsting for drama, tiny Henders Island might be just what the show needs. Until the first scientist sets foot on Henders - and the ultimate test of survival begins.


For this is not a lost world frozen in time, an island of mutants, or a lab where science has gone mad: this is Earth as it might have looked after evolving on a separate path for half a billion years. Here scientists will stumble on something more shocking than anything humanity has ever encountered: because among the terrors of Henders Island, one life form defies any scientific theory - and must be saved at any cost.


As brilliantly imagined as Jurassic Park and The Ruins, Fragment is guaranteed to be summer '09's powerhouse suspense debut.


About the author: Warren Fahy has been a bookseller, a statistical analyst, and managing editor of a video database, where he wrote hundreds of movie reviews for a nationally syndicated column. He is currently the lead writer for Wowwee, generating creative content for their line of advanced robotic toys. He lives in San Diego, California. Delacorte will publish his next novel in 2010.



Fragment
Publisher/Publication Date: Dell, June 16, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-553-8073-0
384 pages

1 comment:

Alyce said...

I totally want to read this one!

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