The Barnes and Noble Science Fiction and Fantasy blog revealed the cover for The Dead Stars, the third and final book in Adam Christopher’s Spider Wars series (after The Burning Dark and The Machine Awakes.) I love this series, and even though this one won’t be out until April 2016 (Tor), I have no doubt it will be worth the wait! Cover art is by Will Staehle.
Here’s the synopsis (a larger cover is below):
With humanity in danger from an intergalactic mechanical race of Spiders, one crew sets out to discover a planet said not to exist—but they don’t expect the horrifying secret hidden in the dark of space….
They are the Wraiths: the biggest, most heavily armored starships in the Fleet. They are also the most secret, floating still and silent, deep in interstellar space, listening to the Spider’s psychic communications network, plotting the data in an attempt to locate the home world of the machine gestalt: Warworld Prime, a planet that has never been discovered.
A planet some say doesn’t even exist.
When the test flight of the U-Star Manhattan-the first of a new class of starship with an experimental engine-goes wrong, the seven-person crew find themselves shipwrecked, trapped in the interstitial nothingness that separates our universe from the next. But as the crew start to disappear one by one and the true purpose of their secret mission is uncovered, the survivors make a startling discovery about the eternal void they are lost in forever.