Black Hole Sun

CRITICAL PRAISE for BLACK HOLE SUN

“Rockets readers to new frontiers . . . action-packed.” — Suzanne Collins, author of Mockingjay & The Hunger Games

Black Hole Sun grabbed me by the throat and didn’t let go until the last page. In the best tradition of Heinlein and Firefly, Black Hole Sun is for readers who like their books fast-paced, intense, and relentless. Buy it, read it, pass it on!”— Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Wintergirls and Speak

“Great story, great characters, and nonstop action. David Gill takes you to a rugged, fast, tough world.”— Chris Crutcher, author of Deadline and Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes

“Readers will have a hard time turning the pages fast enough as the body count rises to the climactic, satisfying ending, which will leave new fans hopeful for more adventures.”— Booklist starred review

ABOUT THE BOOK

Durango will take on any mission—as long as it is dangerous, impossible, and hopeless, and as long as it pays enough for him and his crew to get by. Fortunately for Durango, he also has Mimi, a symbiotic nano-implant, to keep him on the straight and narrow, as well as a crew of loyal soldiers. Because he’s going to need everything he’s got for his latest mission—defending a rag-tag clan of helpless miners from a ravenous horde of feral cannibals and their enigmatic but brutal leader, who is hellbent on taking out the miners, and Durango along with them.

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4 Responses to Black Hole Sun

  1. Kelly says:

    I’m a high school librarian and I just finished “Black Hole Sun”. The characters and dialog in this books really , really reminded me of “Firefly”, and that was before page 93.

    Good story. I liked it. If Joss Whedon ever authorizes “real” Firefly novels, not just graphic novels, you’d be a shoo in.

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  2. Davis says:

    First, don’t try to email that account, I can’t answer it.
    I’ve never heard of “Firefly”,but I love your book, “Black Hole Sun”. I’ve been getting into sci-fi quite a bit lately with Star Wars movies and lame scyfy channel cheesy movies (though I love them.) ,and your book has fit perfectly into my new mold of scifi culture that I seem to enjoy so much. Anyway, keep up the good work and make more scifi. (Maybe something with these new kepler planets.)

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    • thunderchikin says:

      Kelly & Davis–

      I wrote the first draft of Black Hole Sun (titled Hell’s Cross then) in the summer of 2003 at Orson Scott Card’s writers bootcamp and finished the novel in 2008. The Firefly comparison has been made before by fans (although I personally didn’t see the TV show until after BHS was done), and I think it’s because any teen growing up in the 70’s enjoyed a resurgence of non-campy science fiction–Close Encounters, Star Wars, Alien, etc–along with the first wave of karate and samurai films. When I wrote Black Hole Sun, I was writing it for the 15 year old I was then, the kid who was inspired by the movies and wanted the same kind of genre-blending sf/horror/sword/western story in a book. If you want to trace the genealogy of all of these films and books, look at the work of director John Ford, whose artistic vision and out of the box story telling both defined and exploded genre conventions.

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