The Darwin Elevator

The Darwin Elevator

Book - 2013 | Del Rey mass market ed.
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In the mid-23rd century, Darwin, Australia, stands as the last human city on Earth. The world has succumbed to an alien plague, with most of the population transformed into mindless, savage creatures. The planet's refugees flock to Darwin, where a space elevator--created by the architects of this apocalypse, the Builders--emits a plague-suppressing aura.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2013.
Edition: Del Rey mass market ed.
ISBN: 9780345537126
0345537122
Branch Call Number: HOUGH
Characteristics: 480 p. : maps ; 19 cm.

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Talison
Jun 26, 2016

An interesting premise, but The Darwin Elevator failed to grab me. I kept wishing for more depth to the story.

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Astraeus
Apr 04, 2016

An original and thrilling post-apocalyptic story. Having read the two subsequent books in the Dire Earth Cycle trilogy, this author's debut novel is a must-read. Even better, all three books in this series were published simultaneously, meaning that you don't have to wait years to read the remainder of the story.

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Kyanite
Apr 04, 2016

This first book is the best of the trilogy. The series is action-packed and has a really interesting premise, but unfortunately Hough fails to pull off a satisfactory conclusion.

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dsmichaelis
Jan 31, 2015

Interesting book with good character development. Some was predictable, but much was fresh. A different apocalyptic setting than usual with different villains, strategies and resources.

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davew
Oct 01, 2014

A great series that is a great science fiction read. Hard to put down.

Only the ending of the "dire earth cycle" is weak; the rest is well crafted

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WomanOfMystery
Feb 05, 2014

I am looking forward to the next installment in this series. The good guys and bad guys are pretty black and white but I really want to find out what is really going on with the aliens.

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