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Salvation Day
By (author): Kali Wallace
9781984803696 Hardcover English General Trade FICTION / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure Jul 09, 2019
$35.00 CAD
Active 5.65 x 8.5 x 1.1 in 320 pages Berkley
A lethal virus is awoken on an abandoned spaceship in this incredibly fast-paced, claustrophobic thriller.

They thought the ship was a haven.

Zahra knew every detail of the plan. The House of Wisdom, a massive exploration vessel, had been abandoned by the government of Earth a decade earlier, when a deadly virus broke out and killed everyone on board in a matter of hours. But now it could belong to her people—a separatist cult, exiled from Earth—if they were bold enough to take it. All they needed to do was kidnap a young man—the sole survivor of the tragedy and the last person whose genetic signature would allow entry to the vast spaceship, empty save for the orbiting dead.

But what Zahra and her crew could not know was what waited for them on the ship—a terrifying secret buried by the government. A threat to all of humanity that lay sleeping in the cold reaches of space.

And now it is awake.

Story Locale: Outer Space

STUNNINGLY FAST-PACED: the action never lets up in this novel, which takes place over less than 24 hours

CINEMATIC, CAPTIVATING PREMISE evokes the Alien movies and the popular The Expanse Franchise

EXPANDING READERSHIP: Science fiction and horror are both genres with expanding readerships

PAINSTAKINGLY RESEARCHED: Author relied on science background to add gripping details to the dangers of space travel, and drew deeply from history of sinister cult leaders like Jim Jones

AUTHOR OF TWO YA NOVELS: the author brings an established fanbase

Kali Wallace has had a lifelong passion for science, earning a PhD in geophysics from the University of Colorado Boulder after studying geology and physics at Brown University. Salvation Day is the first novel where she has been able to combine her love of writing and science, but she has also written two young adult novels, Shallow Graves and The Memory Trees.

Author Residence: San Diego, CA

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Praise for Salvation Day

“Kali Wallace, the world needs you—and this book. Salvation Day is a taut thriller, a near-future look at where we’re headed next, a mirror reflecting the best and worst of humanity. It is all that, and so much more. I’d follow the rebellious heroine Zahra anywhere—especially into another nail-biter of a story like this.”

—James Rollins, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Demon Crown

“More than a science fiction novel, it’s a good old-fashioned thriller set in the future—every page filled with breadth and scope and twists and turns. An exciting, dangerous, magical quest for truth.”—Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Malta Exchange

“A smart, gripping thriller you just can’t put down. Explosions, betrayals, morally gray choices and twisty secrets; all set in the world that comes after the end of ours. Perfect for fans of Aliens and locked spaceship murder mysteries.” - Kameron Hurley, Hugo Award-winning author of The Light Brigade

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