By Sylvain Neuvel
By Sylvain Neuvel
Publication Date: April 26, 2016
Number of Pages: 304 pages
Geographical Setting: North America
Time Period: Current
Series: Themis Files
Plot Summary: When young Rose Franklin accidentally falls into a great pit in South Dakota, she stumbles upon what scientists determine is a giant metal hand. Years later, she is a scientist herself working on discovering the other pieces of the giant metal body that are buried hundreds of miles below the ground all over the globe. With a team of other scientists and military personnel, they try to determine where this body came from, why it was put in the earth, and what it is capable of. Told almost entirely through interviews and journal entries, this science fiction novel is a fast read that will leave the reader wanting to know what will happen next.
Subject Headings: Giants -- Fiction.
3 appeal terms that best describe this book: Unconventional, Fast-paced, Thought-provoking
Similar Authors and Works:
3 Relevant Fiction Works and Authors
- The Martian- Andy Weir
While not about alien artifacts, this novel features a lot of scientific references that fans of Sleeping Giants will appreciate.
- Sphere- Michael Crichton
Both of these books are about the discovery of alien artifacts with a heavy amount of science.
- Blindsight- Peter Watts
This book also includes a team of researchers; they are sent to discover an alien transmission on a distant comet.
3 Relevant Non-Fiction Works and Authors
- Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future- Martin Ford
This book discusses how technological advances will eventually lead to artificial intelligence that will take over our jobs and lives.
- The Second Machine Age- Erik Brynjolfsson
With the advancement of technology, this book discusses how we can stay ahead of the game when it comes to education, jobs, and corporations.
- Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future - Ashlee Vance
This is an autobiography of an innovator, entrepreneur, and inventor.