FOLLOW-UP TO A SMASH HIT: Dark Matter was a New York Times bestseller and has sold more than 400,000 copies to date. It continues to move at an impressive clip, thanks to incredible ongoing bookseller support and thousands of five-star consumer reviews.
DELIVERS FOR FANS: As he did in Dark Matter, here Blake tackles a classic science fiction trope in his own brilliant fashion, playing with themes of identity and nostalgia in ways you’ll never see coming—while keeping the story feeling grounded, approachable, and surprisingly heartfelt. It’s another cinematic, mind-bending, brilliantly plotted thriller as only Blake can deliver.
SUCCESS TO BUILD ON: Prior to Dark Matter, Blake’s Wayward Pines trilogy (published by Thomas & Mercer) had sold more than a million ebook copies—but physical distribution and media coverage were both extremely limited. With Dark Matter, we successfully introduced Blake’s work to hardcover readers and reviewers alike, and are positioned to keep building him into a true franchise name.
HOLLYWOOD BUZZ: Rights to Recursion sold to Netflix in a multistudio auction, with mega-producer Shonda Rhimes and director Matt Reeves developing both a feature film and a TV series around it.
“A mind-bending thriller.”—USA Today
“[Crouch] has sketched out the rules for a new reality. . . . [Recursion] has a thrumming pulse that moves beyond big ideas and into their effects on a larger, more complex world.”—NPR
“[Recursion] will keep you up all night—first because you can't stop reading it, and then because you can't stop thinking about it.”—BuzzFeed
“[An] epic page-turner.”—Good Housekeeping
“Quintessential SF . . . [features] wrenching emotional moments . . . tense and vivid action scenes . . . eminently rigorous and logical methodology and science . . . And yet you will not predict anything.”—Locus
“[A] fantastic philosophical thriller [with] ingenious plotting, cinematic action and unflappable characters.”—Minneapolis StarTribune
“Recursion will leave you breathless as it dives headfirst into a strange reality.”—PopSugar
“The fragile elements of time, identity, and memory intertwine in Crouch's unforgettable new sci-fi thriller. . . . A lightning-paced, techno-fantasy that lingers long after the last, mind-numbing page.”—SyFy Wire
“The smartest, most surprising thriller of the summer.”—BookPage
“Crouch isn’t just a world-class thriller writer, he’s a Philip K. Dick for the modern age. Recursion takes mind-twisting premises and embeds them in a deeply emotional story about time and loss and grief and most of all, the glory of the human heart.”—Gregg Hurwitz, #1 internationally bestselling author of the Orphan X series
“Blake Crouch has invented his own brand of page-turner—fearlessly genre-bending, consistently surprising, and determined to explode the boundaries of what a thriller can be.”—Karin Slaughter, #1 internationally bestselling author of Pieces of Her
“Brilliant. Crouch’s innovative novels never fail to grip!”—Sarah Pekkanen, #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of The Wife Between Us and An Anonymous Girl
“A masterful mind-bender of a novel. Crouch brilliantly infuses his story with dire repercussions and unexpected moral upheaval, and leaves you wondering what you would do if you had the chance to turn back the clock.”—Mark Sullivan, #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of the Private series and author of Beneath a Scarlet Sky
“Cutting-edge science drives this intelligent, mind-bending thriller. . . . Crouch effortlessly integrates sophisticated philosophical concepts—such as the relationship of human perceptions of what is real to actual reality—into a complex and engrossing plot. Michael Crichton’s fans won’t want to miss this one.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Completely engrossing . . . highly recommended, especially for readers who enjoy suspenseful, fast-moving, well-crafted, science-based SF.”—Library Journal (starred review)