Eric Brown is returning to the vast cosmos of The Helix in a blazing sequel from Solaris Books. Helix Wars is due 11 October 2012 in the UK.
About the book:
“The Helix is a vast spiral of ten thousand worlds turning around its sun. Aeons ago, the enigmatic Builders constructed the Helix as a refuge for alien races on the verge of extinction. Two hundred years ago, humankind came to the Helix aboard a great colony ship, and the Builders conferred on them the mantle of peacekeepers. For that long, peace has reigned on the Helix.
But when shuttle pilot Jeff Ellis crash-lands on the world of Phandra, he interrupts a barbarous invasion from the neighbouring Sporelli â€“ who scheme to track down and exterminate Ellis before he can return to New Earth and inform the peacekeepers.”
Eric Brown is widely acknowledged as one of the defining voices in British SF â€“ enter the mind-bogglingly vast universe of The Helix and discover a world beyond even the scale of Arthur C. Clarkeâ€™s Rama or Larry Nivenâ€™s Ringworld.