The Darwin Elevator

The Darwin Elevator

Book - 2013
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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. Skyler Luiken has a rare immunity to the plague. Backed by an international crew of fellow (3z(Bimmunes,(3y (Bhe leads missions into the dangerous wasteland beyond the aura’s edge to find the resources Darwin needs to stave off collapse. But when the Elevator starts to malfunction, Skyler is tapped—along with the brilliant scientist, Dr. Tania Sharma—to solve the mystery of the failing alien technology and save the ragged remnants of humanity.
Publisher: New York : Del Rey, 2013
Edition: Del Rey mass market ed
ISBN: 9780345537126
Branch Call Number: F HOU NVD
Characteristics: 480 p. : ill., map ; 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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