May 152015

Cover for Adam Christopher's The Machine Awakes. A silhouette of a futuristic soldier stands before a blue, ominous circle.Toronto Star: The Machine Awakes is the second installment in Adam Christopher’s Spider Wars trilogy, telling a stand-alone story set in the same universe as last year’s The Burning Dark.

As things begin it seems something’s stirring on the moons of Jupiter, and it’s not those pesky Spiders again. Meanwhile, things aren’t going well on Earth either, as the Fleet Admiral has just been assassinated after being overthrown in a coup. But which of the many conspiracies out there is responsible?

It’s up to the Fleet Bureau of Investigation to get to the bottom of all this, and Special Agent Von Kodiak is the man for the job. Expect a really entertaining space opera with all the fixings from a young writer who is hitting his stride.