Tor.com Publishing Acquires New Sylvain Neuvel Trilogy: Take Them to the Stars

Tor.com Publishing is excited to announce Take Them to the Stars, a new science fiction trilogy from Sylvain Neuvel, author of the Themis Files and The Test.

Even before our kind started using tools, the Kibsu have been with us, guiding humanity, teaching us, molding us.

As long as we follow the rules.

The Kibsu had five rules to guide the gradual elevation of our species:

  1. Preserve the knowledge.
  2. Survive at all cost.
  3. Don’t draw attention to yourself.
  4. Don’t leave a trace.
  5. There can never be three for too long.

But when their enemy got too close, the Kibsu add one more:

  1. Fear the Tracker: always run, never fight.

But now, during the terrors of the Great War, the Trackers are closing in, and for Mia and Sarah, running might no longer be an option.

The first book in the series will be published in hardcover, audio, and ebook in the fall of 2020, with books 2 and 3 not too far behind.

From Sylvain:

I’m thrilled to be working with Tor.com again for this series and I can’t wait for everyone to meet Sarah and Mia, aka the Kibsu. These characters stole my heart the moment they popped into my head. They really wanted their story told and—you’ll find out later—it’s best not to mess with the Kibsu. Theirs is a story of self-discovery, set in dark times during the early days of the space race. It’s about finding who you are and choosing who you want to be.

From editor Lee Harris:

I adore Sylvain’s previous work, including his novella, The Test, for Tor.com, and when I heard he was working on a major new novel trilogy I was very excited. And when I read the first book, I knew this was a series that would be perfect for us. It’s got everything I want in a series—brilliant characters, a fantastic storyline, and it’s dripping with adventure.

Sylvain Neuvel dropped out of high school at age 15. Along the way, he has been a journalist, worked in soil decontamination, sold ice cream in California, and peddled furniture across Canada. He received a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Chicago. He taught linguistics in India, and worked as a software engineer in Montreal. He is also a certified translator, though he wishes he were an astronaut. He likes to tinker, dabbles in robotics and is somewhat obsessed with Halloween.

He is the author of the The Test and the Themis Files series: Sleeping Giants, Waking Gods, and Only Human.

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