Jaded telepath, Jeff Vaughan, is employed by the spaceport authorities to monitor incoming craft from the stars. There, he discovers a sinister cult that worships a mysterious alien god. The Church of the Adoration of the Chosen One uses drugs to commune with the Ultimate, and will murder to silence those who oppose their beliefs. The story follows Vaughan as his mistrust of his fellow humans is overturned by his love for the Thai street-girl Sukura, while he attempts to solve the murders and save himself from the psychopath out to kill him. Necropath is Eric Brown's triumphant return to hard SF.
"Helix is a delightful read and is an excellent reminder of why we read science fiction: it's fun!"
- SF Signal
"Classic science fiction components and a general reverence for science make this tale of intergalactic travel a worthy, occasionally awe-inspiring read."
- Kirkus Reviews
"Smart, fun, page-turning stuff, with an engaging cast and plenty of twists. A hugely entertaining read."
Eric Brown began writing when he was fifteen, while living in Australia, and sold his first short story to Interzone in 1986. He has won the British Science Fiction Award twice for his short stories, has published over forty books, and his work has been translated into sixteen languages. His latest include the SF novels The Serene Invasion, the collection The Angels of Life and Death, and the crime novel Murder by the Book. He writes a regular science fiction review column for the Guardian newspaper and lives near Dunbar, East Lothian.
His website can be found at: www.ericbrown.co.uk