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The Gone World

The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch
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Feb 06, 2018 | 400 Pages
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The Gone World has already created quite a stir. . . . The book probes questions about consciousness and crime that call to mind, among others, True Detective and 12 Monkeys.”—EW.com

The Gone World will horrify and fascinate readers in equal measure. It is also a primer on cutting-edge theories about time travel and astrophysics…Prepare to be dazzled.”—Pittsburg Post-Gazette

“This is big-idea fiction that defies genre in the best possible way. Epic and mind-bending in scope, it carries the reader through on beautifully rendered, human moments.”—Blake Crouch, author of Dark Matter and the Wayward Pines trilogy

“Another visionary blend of science fiction and mystery.”—Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

“A fascinating blend that doesn’t skimp on the criminal investigation or the [sci fi]…Describing much more than [the] simple setup would rob the reader of the trippy experience of navigating the time-travel intricacies of this nail-biting speculative thriller.”—Library Journal (starred review)

“Sweterlitsch has crafted a powerful and compelling protagonist in Shannon Moss. . . The Gone World displays the mesmerizing power of rich speculative fiction, which drives the investigation forward (and backward) in time. Transporting readers to increasingly hostile timelines, Sweterlitsch delivers visceral and unflinching action in this dynamic merger of murder mystery and futuristic vision.” —BookPage

“A mind-blowing fusion of science fiction, thriller, existential horror, and apocalyptic fiction…The power of this novel is two-fold: Sweterlitsch’s intricately plotted storyline will keep readers on the edges of their seats until the very last pages, and his extended use of bleak imagery coupled with his lyrical writing style make for an intense and unforgettable read.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Every so often, the cosmic tumblers align and the universe ejects a transcendent piece of literature that strikes an existential nerve, evoking a sense of profound wonder about ourselves. The Gone World is one of those refreshingly rare examples and it is going to blow readers away. . . [Sweterlitsch’s] ingenious apocalyptic thriller weaves a spell of rapture within each carefully composed page burnished with shimmering prose.” —Syfy Wire

“Sweterlitsch offers a highly engaging—and deeply human—story informed by hard science and a refreshing sensitivity to trauma and disability. . .The Gone World is as unsettling as it is unforgettable.” —ShelfAwareness

“Billed as Inception meets True Detective, this scifi thriller follows a secret agent within the NCIS as she investigates a strange murder and a related missing-person case that … could possibly bring about the end of life as we know it.” —Io9

“At once futuristic, nightmarish and hard-boiled. Once again Sweterlitsch takes readers to another world and back again. Take the trip.”—Stewart O’Nan

“Compelling…The multiple futures and the contemporary setting showcase world-building at its finest, while the characterizations are thought provoking and grittily realistic…A page-turner from beginning to end!”—RT Book Reviews

“[An] investigation into the gruesome murder of a Navy SEAL’s family takes some science fictional turns. . . Sweterlitsch juggles all of these balls masterfully. His Moss feels fully realized and the plot is propulsive.” —Locus Magazine

“Thought-provoking and entertaining in equal measure. The way the future is presented, as one possibility of many, is good, solid theory and the author describes it in remarkable clarity. . . The character of Moss shines through.” —SF Book Reviews

“In a word: Whoa! Edge-of-your-seat crime fiction that bends both time and mind.”—Sylvain Neuvel, author of Sleeping Giants

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