Gary Gibson Books In Order

Shoal Books In Order

  1. Stealing Light (2007)
  2. Nova War (2009)
  3. Empire of Light (2010)
  4. Marauder (2013)

Final Days Books In Order

  1. Final Days (2011)
  2. Thousand Emperors (2012)

Apocalypse Duology Books In Order

  1. Extinction Game (2014)
  2. Survival Game (2016)
  3. Doomsday Game (2019)

Devil’s Road Books In Order

  1. Devil’s Road (2020)


  1. Angel Stations (2004)
  2. Against Gravity (2005)
  3. Echogenesis (2021)


  1. Scienceville & Other Lost Worlds (2018)
  2. Stories of Hope and Wonder (2020)


  1. Ghost Frequencies (2018)
  2. Scienceville (2018)

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Gary Gibson Books Overview

Stealing Light

In the 25th century, only the Schindleria possess the secret of faster than light travel FTL, thus exerting an economic stranglehold on all interstellar travel. For a century and a half, mankind has operated within their influence, till now there are at least a dozen human colony worlds scattered along Schindlerian trade routes.

Sonja Merrick, while serving as a military pilot, has witnessed atrocities for which this alien race is responsible. Now piloting a civilian cargo ship, she is currently ferrying an exploration team to a star system containing a derelict starship. From its wreckage, her passengers hope to salvage a functioning FTL drive of mysteriously non Schindlerian origin. But the Schindleria are not yet ready to relinquish their monopoly of a technology they acquired through ancient genocide.

Nova War

In Stealing Light, Dakota discovered the Shoal’s dark and dangerous secret, now she works towards stopping not only the spread of this knowledge, but also the onset of the Nova War. Found adrift near a Bandati colony world far away from Consortium space, Dakota and Corso find themselves prisoners of the Bandati. It becomes rapidly clear to them, that the humanity’s limited knowledge of the rest of the galaxy filtered through the Shoal is direly inaccurate. The Shoal have been fighting a frontier war with a rival species, the Emissaries, with their own FTL technology for over fifteen thousand years. Realising that the Shoal may be the Galaxy’s one chance at sustained peace, Dakota is forced to work with Trader to prevent the spread of deadly knowledge carried on board the Magi ships. But it seems that the Nova War is inevitable.

Empire of Light

The nova war has begun to spread as the Emissaries wage a fierce and reckless campaign, encroaching on the area of space occupied by humanity and forcing the Shoal into a desperate retreat. While Dakota goes in search of the entity responsible for creating the Maker caches, Corso, left in charge of a fleet of human piloted Magi ships, finds his authority crumbling in the face of assassination attempts and politically motivated sabotage. If any hope exists at all, it lies in an abandoned asteroid a thousand light years beyond the Consortium’s borders, and with Ty Whitecloud, the only man alive with the skill to decipher the messages left behind by an ancient race of star travellers. Unfortunately Whitecloud is locked in a prison cell aboard a dying coreship adrift in space, awaiting execution for war crimes against Corso’s own people. But if humanity has any hope of survival, Corso is going to have to find some way to keep him alive and that’s only if Dakota doesn’t kill him first…

Angel Stations

Aeons ago, a super scientific culture known as ‘Angels’ had left incomprehensible relics all over the galaxy. Among these phenomena were the Stations, whereby human spacecraft could jump instantly from one part of the galaxy to another. And from them the brilliant Angel technology could be explored and exploited. One of these stations orbits the planet Kaspar, where the only other known sentient species outside Earth has been meticulously allowed to continue evolving in its own world of primitive ignorance. But suddenly Kaspar’s mysterious ‘Citadel’ has become the vital key to repelling the fast approaching threat. At what cost, though, to its native inhabitants…
and to the human residents of the orbiting Angel station?

Against Gravity

It is the late 21st century, and it is a very different world. Meet Kendrick Gallmon, survivor of The Maze, a secret research facility where thousands of political prisoners became unwilling guinea pigs in experiments to create the perfect soldier. Kendrick is trying to pick up the pieces of his life, even though he knows his nervous system, which is riddled with unstable nanotech augmentations, is slowly killing him. Then one day, his heart stops beating, forever. A ghost urges him to return to the source of all his nightmares a long abandoned military complex filled with the entirely real voices of the dead.

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