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Ancestral Machines

Ancestral Machines

A Humanity's Fire Novel

A new standalone epic space opera, set in the same world as the Humanity’s Fire trilogy.

No world is safe.

The Warcage: two hundred worlds harnessed to an articial sun in a feat of unprecedented stellar engineering. Built to travel through space as a monument to peace between alien species, now its voracious rulers have turned it into a nightmarish wasteland, capturing new planets for slaves and resources, then discarding the old.

Now, when a verdant agri-world is pulled out of its orbit, the captain of a smuggler ship must journey into the Warcage to rescue his crew.
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Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy / Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Opera

On Sale: January 12th 2016

Price: $9.99 / $12.99 (CAD)

Page Count: 496

ISBN-13: 9780316221207

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Praise

"Proper galaxy-spanning Space Opera ... a worthy addition to the genre."—Iain M. Banks on Seeds of Earth
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"The invention is endless."—SFX on Seeds of Earth
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"A well-constructed space opera...a thick and satisfying 10-course meal of starchy pageantry, meaty characters, bitter losses, and sweet romance."—Publishers Weekly on Seeds of Earth
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"Seeds of Earth has everything: well-realised extraterrestrials, scheming artificial intelligences, set-piece space battles and bizarre technology from the dawn of the galaxy."—The Guardian (UK) on Seeds of Earth
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"Space opera has never been in more capable hands."—The Guardian (UK) on The Orphaned Worlds
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"Michael Cobley has added a fine piece of work to a grand tradition."—SF Crow's Nest on The Ascendant Stars
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