Defenders

By Will McIntosh (Trade Paperback, 2014)
When Earth is invaded by telepathic aliens, humanity responds by creating the defenders. They are the perfect warriors--seventeen feet tall, knowing and loving nothing but war, their minds closed to the aliens. The question is, what do you do with millions of genetically-engineered warriors once the war is won?

A novel of power, alliances, violence, redemption, sacrifice, and yearning for connection, DEFENDERS presents a revolutionary story of invasion, occupation, and resistance.
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    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $16.00 US/$18.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316217767

    • On Sale Date: 05/13/2014

    • Publisher: Orbit

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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When Earth is invaded by telepathic aliens, humanity responds by creating the defenders. They are the perfect warriors--seventeen feet tall, knowing and loving nothing but war, their minds closed to the aliens. The question is, what do you do with millions of genetically-engineered warriors once the war is won?

A novel of power, alliances, violence, redemption, sacrifice, and yearning for connection, DEFENDERS presents a revolutionary story of invasion, occupation, and resistance.

Will McIntosh is a Hugo award winner and Nebula finalist whose latest novel, Defenders, has been optioned by Warner Brothers for a feature film. His previous novel, Love Minus Eighty, was named the best science fiction book of 2013 by the American Library Association, and was on both Io9.com and NPR.org's lists of the best SF novels of 2013. His debut novel, Soft Apocalypse, was a finalist for a Locus Award, the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, and the Compton Crook Award. Along with four novels, he has published fifty short stories in venues such as Asimov's, Lightspeed, and Science Fiction and Fantasy: Best of the Year. Will was a psychology professor before turning to writing full-time. He lives in Williamsburg with his wife and their five year-old twins. You can follow him on Twitter @willmcintoshSF, or on his website, www.willmcintosh.net.
  • "Love Minus Eighty is a book that makes me envious as a writer: a clever premise, brilliantly executed.  More importantly, though, it's a book that thrilled and delighted me as a reader, chilling and touching at the same time, a great story that stimulates the mind, the heart and the nerves." (Charles Yu, the author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe).

  • "Credible, compelling and relentless ... the best and most disturbing moments will stay with the reader for a long time." (Locus, on Soft Apocalypse).

  • "How do we keep on connecting in our ever-growing maze of social technologies? How can love succeed in the techno-surround we've trapped ourselves in?  These are the questions Will McIntosh explores in this tightly plotted tangle of love stories.  The stirring result casts a clear and knowing eye on our current society, from the best viewpoint of all: the future." (New York Times bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson on Love Minus Eighty).

  • "A prime example of masterful storytelling--the characters are so well-drawn you feel like they're sitting beside you." (Mur Lafferty, author of The Afterlife Series, on Hitchers).

  • "This is speculative fiction at its most personal and powerful, extrapolating current social and technological trends and exploring how they would affect future people... Intriguing, quirky, perversely charming and definitely affecting." (Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review) on Love Minus Eighty).

  • "An intriguing story that explores the meaning of what it is to be dead. Far from the usual 'occult' tale, this original and intelligent work well illustrates the complexity of the human soul." (Pat Whitaker, author of Antithesis and Mindset, on Hitchers).

  • "More people should be reading Will McIntosh." (Tor.com).

  • "Grimly plausible... this SF romance is a fine piece of work." (SFX on Love Minus Eighty).

  • "Credible, compelling, and relentless ...the best and most disturbing moments will stay with the reader for a long time." (Locus, on Soft Apocalypse).

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Defenders
  • Publisher: Orbit
  • Price: $16.00 US/$18.00 CAN
  • Pages: 512
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316217767
  • On Sale Date: 05/13/2014
Defenders