Sylvain Neuvel

An IndieNext Pick

"A page-turner of the highest order."—Kirkus Reviews

“As high-concept as it is, Sleeping Giants is a thriller through and through. . . . Not only is Sleeping Giants one of the most promising series kickoffs in recent memory, it’s a smart demonstration of how science fiction can honor its traditions and reverse-engineer them at the same time.”—NPR

"Reminiscent of The Martian and World War ZSleeping Giants is a luminous conspiracy yarn that shoot for (and lands among) the stars."Pierce Brown, New York Times bestselling author of Red Rising

"Pick for the year's breakout blockbuster a la The Martian."Barnes & Noble

An enormous hand flowing with strange symbols is found in South Dakota by young Rose Franklin, who years later becomes a scientist and heads the team studying this unbelievable artifact. The hand is just the beginning as the researchers hunt for more pieces of what turns out to be an enormous alien robot-like construct. Through transcripts of interviews of those investigating the machine and a secretive man directing the work, we follow the discovery and assembly of the relic and the mystery of who left it and why. Rose and her compatriots are on the edge of unraveling history’s most perplexing discovery—and finally figuring out what it portends for humanity. But once the pieces of the puzzle are in place, will the result be an instrument of lasting peace or a weapon of mass destruction?