• Grande-Bretagne, dans un futur proche. Vingt-cinq questions, vingt-cinq chances pour Idir, qui a fui l'Iran avec sa famille, d'impressionner l'examinateur et de décrocher la très convoitée nationalité britannique. Idir est confiant, il connaît bien son pays d'accueil, il y est parfaitement intégré.
    Mais au centre d'examen, ce jour-là, rien ne se passe comme prévu. Au bout de quelques minutes, le test prend une tournure sinistre ; pour Idir il n'est plus question de nationalité, mais de vie ou de mort.L'Examen est sans pitié. C'est puissant. The Literary Phoenix.Provocant et dérangeant. Kirkus Reviews.Traduit de l'anglais (Canada) par Patrick Imbert.

  • Dakota du Sud. Rose Franklin a onze ans lorsqu'elle chute à vélo dans un trou immense. Quand elle reprend ses esprits, elle se découvre au creux d'une main de métal géante, parcourue de réseaux lumineux.
    Dix-sept ans plus tard, l'énigme demeure. Comment la main est-elle arrivée là et à quoi peut-elle bien servir ? La datation au carbone 14 défie l'entendement et l'objet semble doué de vie.
    Devenue une physicienne reconnue, Rose se prépare à une aventure d'envergure : diriger une équipe secrète chargée de percer le mystère de la main métallique. Commence alors une quête à la fois passionnante et périlleuse, où temps anciens et avenir pourraient bien être indéfectiblement liés. 

  • Neuf ans se sont écoulés depuis que Rose a sauvé l'Humanité du peuple Ekt, les créateurs de Thémis. Coincée sur leur planète en compagnie de Vincent et de sa fille Eva, elle cherche désespérément une solution pour rentrer chez eux.Mais sur Terre, rien n'est plus comme avant. Un nouvel ordre mondial s'est installé. De nouvelles alliances se sont formées et les anciennes divisions se sont renforcées alors que la troisième guerre mondiale menace d'éclater. Le monde est au bord de l'implosion... Rose, Vincent et Eva devront bientôt choisir leur camp et accomplir un ultime sacrifice.  Trop humains clôt avec un suspense insoutenable la trilogie Les Dossier de Thémis, publiée dans vingt et un pays et en cours d'adaptation cinématographique par David Koepp (Jurassic Park, Spider-Man, Mission : Impossible).  Un mélange addictif de science-fiction, de thriller apocalyptique et d'un récit glaçant. Kirkus Reviews.Une série merveilleusement cinématographique. Publishers Weekly.Déjà paru :Le Sommeil des géantsL'Éveil des dieuxTraduit de l'anglais (Canada) par Patrick Imbert.

  • «  On n'arrête pas de me dire que c'est normal de faire des cauchemars. Moi je sais que ce ne sont pas des cauchemars. J'en ai quand je suis réveillée, maintenant. Je fais toujours le même depuis des mois. Tout le monde meurt. Il y a des milliers de morts dans les rues, une ville entière pleine de cadavres. Mes parents baignent dans leur sang, chez nous. Et aujourd'hui, il y avait quelque chose de nouveau. J'ai vu un robot. Comme Thémis. Une grande femme métallique tombait du ciel.  »
     
    L'Éveil des dieux  est un page-turner fascinant, deuxième tome d'une trilogie dont les droits ont déjà été vendus dans quatorze pays et qui est en cours d'adaptation cinématographique par David Koepp (Jurassic Park, Spider-Man, Mission : Impossible).
     
    «  Un très bon roman de SF écrit à la manière d'un thriller.  » ActuSF
    «  La dernière page rend complètement gaga.  » Les Inrocks
     
    Traduit de l'anglais (Canada) par Patrick Imbert.

  • **A must-read thriller for lovers of The Passage, World War Z, The Martian or Interstellar**
    What happens when you make a discovery that changes everything?Deadwood, USA. A girl sneaks out just before dark to ride her new bike. Suddenly, the ground disappears beneath her. Waking up at the bottom of a deep pit, she sees an emergency rescue team above her. The people looking down see something far stranger..."We always look forward. We never look back."That girl grows up to be Dr. Rose Franklyn, a brilliant scientist and the leading world expert on what she discovered. An enormous, ornate hand made of an exceptionally rare metal, which predates all human civilisation on the continent. "But this thing ... it's different. It challenges us. It rewrites history."An object whose origins and purpose are perhaps the greatest mystery humanity has ever faced. Solving the secret of where it came from - and how many more parts may be out there - could change life as we know it."It dares us to question what we know about ourselves."But what if we were meant to find it? And what happens when this vast, global puzzle is complete...?"About everything."* * *'Bursts at the seams with big ideas. A sheer blast from start to finish. I haven't had this much fun reading in ages' Blake Crouch, author of the Wayward Pines trilogy'A stellar debut which masterfully blends sci-fi, political thriller and apocalyptic fiction. So much more than the sum of its parts - a page-turner of the highest order' Kirkus Reviews'Reminiscent of The Martian and World War Z, this is a luminous conspiracy yarn that shoots for (and lands among) the stars' Pierce Brown, author of Red Rising

  • In the gripping sequel to Sleeping Giants, which was hailed by Pierce Brown as “a luminous conspiracy yarn . . . reminiscent of The Martian and World War Z,” Sylvain Neuvel’s innovative series about human-alien contact takes another giant step forward.
    As a child, Rose Franklin made an astonishing discovery: a giant metallic hand, buried deep within the earth. As an adult, she’s dedicated her brilliant scientific career to solving the mystery that began that fateful day: Why was a titanic robot of unknown origin buried in pieces around the world? Years of investigation have produced intriguing answers--and even more perplexing questions. But the truth is closer than ever before when a second robot, more massive than the first, materializes and lashes out with deadly force.
    Now humankind faces a nightmare invasion scenario made real, as more colossal machines touch down across the globe. But Rose and her team at the Earth Defense Corps refuse to surrender. They can turn the tide if they can unlock the last secrets of an advanced alien technology. The greatest weapon humanity wields is knowledge in a do-or-die battle to inherit the Earth . . . and maybe even the stars.
    Advance praise for Waking Gods
    “Kick-ass, one-on-one robot action combines with mind-bending scientific and philosophical speculation. Series science-fiction fans will enjoy this follow-up filled with unexpected revelations and a surprise finale.”--Booklist
    “Pure, unadulterated literary escapism featuring giant killer robots and the looming end of mankind. In a word: unputdownable.”--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
    Praise for Sylvain Neuvel’s Sleeping Giants
    “As high-concept as it is, Sleeping Giants is a thriller through and through. . . . One of the most promising series kickoffs in recent memory.”--NPR
    “Neuvel weaves a complex tapestry with ancient machinery buried in the Earth, shadow governments, and geopolitical conflicts. But the most surprising thing about the book may just be how compelling the central characters are in the midst of these larger-than-life concepts.”--Chicago Review of Books
    “This stellar debut novel . . . masterfully blends together elements of sci-fi, political thriller and apocalyptic fiction. . . . A page-turner of the highest order.”--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
    “Reminiscent of The Martian and World War Z, Sleeping Giants is a luminous conspiracy yarn that shoots for (and lands among) the stars.”--Pierce Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Red Rising trilogy
    “First-time novelist Sylvain Neuvel does a bold, splashy cannonball off the high dive with Sleeping Giants. It bursts at the seams with big ideas. This book is a sheer blast from start to finish. I haven’t had this much fun reading in ages.”--Blake Crouch, author of Dark Matter and the bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy
    “A remarkable debut.”--Library Journal (starred review)

  • 'Reminiscent of The Martian and World War Z' PIERCE BROWNA twenty-story-tall metallic figure appears in the middle of Regent's Park. The caretakers at London Zoo notice it first at around 4am. The figure, or robot, bears a great resemblance to the UN robot known as Themis . . . Who made Themis? It's been ten years since Themis - a giant alien metal robot - was revealed to the world by Dr Rose Franklin. It now stands at the heart of the Earth Defense Corps - in case the makers of Themis return to claim it. Why did they leave it here? Rose and her team are still seeking answers to Themis's origins when a second and even bigger robot appears in London's Regent's Park. A military response backfires, reducing half the city to bare earth. And what if they come back? As more robots appear across the world, Rose knows it's a race against time to discover where they've come from, what they want and - most importantly - how to stop them . . .'Captivating' BUZZFEED'A sheer blast from start to finish. I haven't had this much fun reading in ages' BLAKE CROUCH'Non-stop action and adventure. In a word: unputdownable' KIRKUS

  • This is the gripping, edge-of-your-seat finale to the ground-breaking THEMIS FILES trilogy by the author of Waking Gods and Sleeping Giants . . . . . . We always thought the biggest threat to humanity would come from the outside.
    We were wrong.
    Brilliant scientist Rose Franklin has devoted her adult life to solving the mystery she accidentally stumbled upon as a child: a huge metal hand buried beneath the ground outside Deadwood, South Dakota. The discovery set in motion a cataclysmic chain of events with geopolitical ramifications. Rose and the Earth Defence Corps raced to master the enigmatic technology, as giant robots suddenly descended on Earth's most populous cities, killing one hundred million people in the process. Though Rose and her team were able to fend off the attack, their victory was short-lived. The mysterious invaders retreated, disappearing from the shattered planet . . . but they took the scientist and her crew with them. Now, after nearly ten years on another world, Rose returns to find a devastating new war - this time between humans. It appears the aliens left behind their titanic death machines so humankind will obliterate itself. Rose is determined to find a solution, whatever it takes. But will she become a pawn in a doomsday game no one can win?

  • An inventive debut in the tradition of World War Z and The Martian, told in interviews, journal entries, transcripts, and news articles, Sleeping Giants is a literary thriller fueled by a quest for truth--and a fight for control of earthshaking power.
    A girl named Rose is riding her new bike near her home in Deadwood, South Dakota, when she falls through the earth. She wakes up at the bottom of a square hole, its walls glowing with intricate carvings. But the firemen who come to save her peer down upon something even stranger: a little girl in the palm of a giant metal hand.
    Seventeen years later, the mystery of the bizarre artifact remains unsolved--its origins, architects, and purpose unknown. Its carbon dating defies belief; military reports are redacted; theories are floated, then rejected.
    But some can never stop searching for answers.
    Rose Franklin is now a highly trained physicist leading a top secret team to crack the hand’s code. And along with her colleagues, she is being interviewed by a nameless interrogator whose power and purview are as enigmatic as the provenance of relic. What’s clear is that Rose and her compatriots are on the edge of unraveling history’s most perplexing discovery--and figuring out what it portends for humanity. But once the pieces of the puzzle are in place, will the result prove to be an instrument of lasting peace or a weapon of mass destruction?
    Advance praise for Sleeping Giants
    “This stellar debut novel . . . masterfully blends together elements of sci-fi, political thriller and apocalyptic fiction. . . . A page-turner of the highest order.”--Kirkus Reviews
    From the Hardcover edition.

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