Dead Space: Martyr

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Macmillan, Jul 20, 2010 - Fiction - 416 pages

The first novel in the multi-million dollar video game franchise Dead Space


When geophysicist Michael Altman hears of the mysterious signal emitted from deep within the Chicxulub crater, he can not resist the lure of an undiscovered artifact. With his girlfriend Ada, he joins a team excavating the underwater crater, determined to find the source of the baffling message. The artifact, named "The Black Marker," possesses a mysterious power. Close proximity to the stone causes strange occurrences: visions of the dead, vivid dreams, and violent murders. When Michael secretly obtains a small piece of the marker, he too begins to dream.

The Black Marker has chosen him to hear his message: You need to prove yourself worthy of eternal life, or the slate will be wiped clean on Earth.

This is the story of the origin of "The Black Marker," the foundation of the Church of Unitology, and a discovery that will change the world.

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User Review  - KaineAndrews - LibraryThing

Well, if you're a fan of the video game series, this is probably worth a peek. If you're not, it's probably not going to do much for you. The idea is that the author is trying to give you some ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tim.W - LibraryThing

I have to admit that I discovered the "Dead Space" universe a little later than most, starting with an ex-rental purchase of the game and then onto a couple of animated movies. The premise is simple ... Read full review

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Contents

Puerto Chickulub
9
Confined Spaces
49
The Noose Tichtens
107
The Descent
173
Collapse
235
Hell Unleashed
295
The End Of The World
363
Epilogue
401
Acknowledgments
415
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About the author (2010)

B.K. Evenson has also published the Aliens franchise novel Aliens: No Exit and the Halo short story "Pariah" in Halo: Evolutions. As Brian Evenson, he is the author of Last Days and The Open Curtain. He has been a finalist for an Edgar Award, a Spinetingler Award and a Shirley Jackson Award, and received and IHG Award. Last Days was chosen by the American Library Association as Best Horror Novel of 2009.

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