You've been waiting for it! The beautiful softcover of Drive's Act 2 is here! And it's gorgeous! Here's what's included...- 256 pages, gorgeously printed, with details you can't see online!
WHERE ACT 1 LEFT OFF:
The year is 2401, and a Second Spanish Empire rules the Earth, built on the back of an amazing interstellar drive invented by Conrado Cruz. Under the rule of “La Familia”, humanity’s domain has come to include other species — such as Veetans, Fillipods, Tesskans, and more. But a new threat is gnawing at the Empire: The Continuum of Makers. These Makers claim that humanity has stolen their drive — and want it back with an almost religious fervor.
Humanity will lose the war with the Makers unless it can find some advantage in battle. That hope arrives in the form of a tiny, mysterious creature, Skitter, who can drive a starship like no one’s ever seen. The Emperor tasks the scout ship Machito to find these squirrel-sized creatures and get them flying for humanity. The crew of the Machito — Captain Taneel, La Familia engineer Fernando Cruz, the gentle Veetan Nosh, the creative Fillipod Cuddow, and the Jinyiwei spy Orla O’Malley — have searched Earth and Veeta without luck. On the trading post planet, Slaughter, Nosh becomes infected by the Vinn — a “species” no one has seen in 70 years, revealing a third galactic power.
And so, already losing against one great power, humanity is now staring down a tripartite war against the Continuum and the Vinn…
DECIDING BETWEEN THE HARDCOVER AND SOFTCOVER?
If you're a big fan of DRIVE, the hardcover is the version for you, with all the extras and bells-n-whistles. It comes with a slipcover/dustjacket featuring cool "Spot-UV" gloss printing, an interior cover designed to look like an Imperial book with silver foil details, fancy "Galactic Maps" End Papers, and a built-in ribbon book mark. It's super, super classy.
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