After Atlas
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After Atlas


Acclaimed author Emma Newman returns to the captivating universe she created in Planetfall with a stunning science fiction mystery where one man’s murder is much more than it seems...

Govcorp detective Carlos Moreno was only a baby when Atlas left Earth to seek truth among the stars. But in that moment, the course of Carlos’s entire life changed. Atlas is what took his mother away; what made his father lose hope; what led Alejandro Casales, leader of the religious cult known as the Circle, to his door. And now, on the eve of the fortieth anniversary of Atlas’s departure, it’s got something to do why Casales was found dead in his hotel room—and why Carlos is the man in charge of the investigation.

To figure out who killed one of the most powerful men on Earth, Carlos is supposed to put aside his personal history. But the deeper he delves into the case, the more he realizes that escaping the past is not so easy. There’s more to Casales’s death than meets the eye, and something much more sinister to the legacy of Atlas than anyone realizes...

Title:After Atlas
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:369 pages

    After Atlas Reviews

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Nov 05, 2016

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum Sci-Fi Month Giveaway (US) for After Atlas running 11/8/16-11/18/16 While ...

  • Justine
    Dec 01, 2016

    4.5 stars I really liked this one. Although technically a sequel to Planetfall, instead of being set on the planet where the events of the last book took place, After Atlas is a crime novel set on Ear...

  • Carly
    Oct 08, 2016

    After Atlas proves that, yes indeed, Emma Newman can do cyberpunk.Good news: although it takes place in the same world as Newman's earlier novel, After Atlas can be read without Planetfall, and if the...

  • Veronique
    Feb 28, 2017

    "Everybody is on a leash. Some are more obvious than others."Just finished the book and I’m still reeling… Newman’s writing style is just so compelling. Once more, I was completely immersed in t...

  • Lindsay
    Nov 24, 2016

    A detective story in a horrific dystopian future set in the Earth that was left behind by the Atlas in the book Planetfall.Carlos Moreno is a detective and an indentured slave to the Norope Ministry o...

  • Mieneke
    Mar 20, 2017

    Let’s not bury the lede here: Emma Newman’s After Atlas is brilliant, you should all read it and I nominated it for a Hugo. Done. Everyone can go about their day. Or you can read on and find out w...

  • Rachel (Kalanadi)
    Dec 30, 2016

    There MUST be a direct sequel coming!! This can't just be it!...

  • Sarah Anne
    Dec 07, 2016

    Wow! This was even better than I hoped. I enjoyed Planetfall but it takes a couple of very odd turns so I was a tiny bit wary of this one.This is a dystopian detective sci-fi with a likable and sympat...

  • Denise
    Nov 19, 2016

    Actually very close to five starsWow! This kept me turning the pages and guessing up till the end. It's a stand alone book but refers to Planetfall. While both books are character studies (and perhaps...

  • Otavio Galileu
    Jan 05, 2017

    Uhm... I won't be forgetting this end (or this phenomenal book, for that matter) anytime soon. Speechless....