The Orphaned Worlds

By Michael Cobley (Electronic Book, 2012)
The fight is on. So let the battle begin.

Darien is no longer a lost outpost of humanity, but the prize in an intergalactic struggle. Hegemony forces control the planet, while Earth merely observes, rendered impotent by galactic politics. Yet Earth's ambassador to Darien will become a player in a greater conflict as there is more at stake than a turf war on a newly discovered world.

An ancient temple hides access to a hyperspace prison, housing the greatest threat sentient life has never known. Millennia ago, malignant intelligences were caged there following an apocalyptic struggle, and their servants work on their release. Now a new war is coming.
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    • Format: Electronic Book

    • Price: $6.99 US/$6.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316214001

    • On Sale Date: 10/30/2012

    • Publisher: Orbit

    Formats Available: Mass Market, Electronic Book

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The fight is on. So let the battle begin.

Darien is no longer a lost outpost of humanity, but the prize in an intergalactic struggle. Hegemony forces control the planet, while Earth merely observes, rendered impotent by galactic politics. Yet Earth's ambassador to Darien will become a player in a greater conflict as there is more at stake than a turf war on a newly discovered world.

An ancient temple hides access to a hyperspace prison, housing the greatest threat sentient life has never known. Millennia ago, malignant intelligences were caged there following an apocalyptic struggle, and their servants work on their release. Now a new war is coming.

Michael Cobley was born in Leicester, England, and has lived in Glasgow, Scotland, for most of his life. He has studied engineering, been a DJ and has an abiding interest in democratic politics.

His previous books include the Shadowkings dark fantasy trilogy, and Iron Mosaic, a short story collection. Seeds of Earth and The Orphaned Worlds, books one and two of the Humanity's Fire sequence, are his first full-length foray into space opera.
  • Praise for the Humanity's Fire trilogy:

    "Proper galaxy-spanning Space Opera ... a worthy addition to the genre"

  • "The invention is endless" (SFX).

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The Orphaned Worlds
  • Publisher: Orbit
  • Price: $6.99 US/$6.99 CAN
  • Pages: 496
  • ISBN-13: 9780316214001
  • On Sale Date: 10/30/2012
The Orphaned Worlds