Ten years have passed since an alien species landed on Earth. While they appear to be friendly and cooperative, another threat arises as a diligent astrobiologist works implacably to save her ill brother – and all of humankind – from a gruesome army in the search for a particular treasure.
It was a thing of awe and curiosity as humanity had witnessed the arrival of the first extraterrestrial beings they have seen and their level of sophistication and intellect far outpaced anything that humans have ever known yet this advanced species come seeking refuge from an unknown for and humanity accepts them, gaining from their technology and skill, making rapid advancements than had ever been recorded and enjoying relative peace and prosperity.
Olivia is an Astrobiologist with a fascination for the alien species that have landed on Earth, but she knows within that whatever was powerful enough to almost ruin these people would be able to obliterate them and that force still roamed the universe, and it was only a matter of time before it set its sights on Earth.
Humanity is soon faced with a foe that requires that they set aside all they have ever known, all the rivalries that have ever existed, and face it as a single species, but can they? Is the average human so selfless as to abandon his own safety and individuality to face a greater cause? Or will humanity be doomed by this foe that lusts for power and the enslavement of all that possesses intelligence in the vast expanse of space?
2059 novel is quite a unique piece of science fiction. Its vivid descriptions and intricate, but puzzling passages on the defining characteristics of the different alien species, their motives, and the history of their kind resemble the careful approach talented author Ted Chiang constructs in his fascinating sci-fi stories. The book will be particularly appealing to fans of Chiang’s Arrival and Exhalation and the quest of intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton in Dan Brown’s Deception Point.