30 September 2008
Bengal Station: an exotic spaceport that dominates the ocean between India and Burma.
Jaded telepath, Jeff Vaughan, is employed by the spaceport authorities to monitor incoming craft from the stars. There, he discovers a sinister cult that worships a mysterious alien god. The Church of the Adoration of the Chosen One uses drugs to commune with the Ultimate, and will murder to silence those who oppose their beliefs.
The story follows Vaughan as his mistrust of his fellow humans is overturned by his love for the Thai street-girl Sukura, while he attempts to solve the murders and save himself from the psychopath out to kill him. Necropath is Eric Brown's triumphant return to hard SF.
"Helix is a delightful read and is an excellent reminder of why we read science fiction: it's fun!"
"Classic science fiction components and a general reverence for science make this tale of intergalactic travel a worthy, occasionally awe-inspiring read."
"Smart, fun, page-turning stuff, with an engaging cast and plenty of twists. A hugely entertaining read."
UK: 9781844166497 | 6th October 2008
US: 9781844166022 | 30th September 2008