We’re thrilled to announce that ABADDON’S GATE (US | UK | AUS) is a New York Times Bestseller hitting the extended trade paperback list at #22. Congratulations to James S. A. Corey – the pen name of Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck.
ABADDON’S GATE is the third and latest installment in James S. A. Corey’s breakneck space opera that began with LEVIATHAN WAKES (US | UK | AUS). If you are a fan of science fiction and its subgenres, then you know that there are a thousand and one ways to die a horrible death. James S. A. Corey breaks down some of the worst ways to go.
10) Energy Monsters
Classic Trek all the way, here. Let’s face it, half the planets in the galaxy have some form on nasty energy monster on them, and they all kill in nasty ways. Sucking out the iron from you hemoglobin, frying your nervous system, disintegrating you. Your phaser won’t work on it. But take comfort in knowing that the exact horrific manner of your death will give the important characters clues on how to defeat the creature. So thanks for that.
9) Id monsters
The most famous examples (and still the best) are the monster in Forbidden Planet and Mr. Hyde. The Id monster is someone else’s fault and your problem. It’s not that is doesn’t want anything. It wants to strip you into ribbons in a rage haze because of an unresolved Oedipal complex. As you’re being ripped apart, you’ll know that this is happening because of unexpressed and unrealized frustrations of some other person, and knowing won’t help. Kind of like working tech support, only literal.
Sandworms don’t chew. They just have a thousand meters of digestive tract. Enough said.
Speaking of digestion, Jabba the Hutt claims that you digest in the belly of the Sarlacc for a thousand years. Figure you die of thirst after three days. That’s still a rough three days.