When evidence of microscopic life on Europa—Jupiter’s sixth moon—is discovered, a crew of astronauts and scientists embark on a mission to discover its source. Led by oceanographer and biologist, Kathy Connelly, the crew is charged with the task of melting through miles of ice to the hidden ocean beneath, where the search for alien microorganisms begins. But a startling discovery awaits them on the surface of Europa—life.
Vast fields of red, plant-like organisms fill the cracks crisscrossing the moon’s surface, surviving on nutrients welling up from the waters below. Encouraged by the discovery of life on the surface, Connelly and her crew activate the Thermal Exploratory System and melt through the ice toward a world that does not want to be found, toward an intelligence that will do anything to make sure they never leave.
BENEATH takes all of the action, thrills, imagination and strange creatures that Jeremy Robinson is known for and puts them in the most extreme environment imaginable: the surface, and sub-ice ocean of a moon four hundred million miles away from Earth.
PRAISE FOR BENEATH
“Here’s a near-future space adventure that’s as frightening as it is smart. Jeremy Robinson’s BENEATH is packed with believable tech, a page-turning story and an alien intelligence so creepy, you’ll pray NASA never makes it past the moon.”
–J.C. Hutchins, author of PERSONAL EFFECT: DARK ART and 7th SON: DESCENT
“Jeremy Robinson hits his stride in BENEATH. His story-telling is as tight as ever, delivering thrills that raise the heart rate and science detail that gets the mind cranking just has hard. An evocative blend of Crichton and Clarke, BENEATH is destined to become an instant new media classic.”
–Phil Rossi, Best Selling author of CRESCENT, HARVEY, and EDEN
“Isolation, cold, and the unknown: Like The Thing, Into the Void taps into those fears, and a couple more we never know we had. Robinson strips away all that we hold dear, sends us into the deep dark, and dares us to make our way out of it.”
–Mur Lafferty, author of PLAYING FOR KEEPS and award-winning podcaster of I SHOULD BE WRITING and the HEAVEN series
“Robinson grabbed my attention in the first chapter, and kept hold of it. BENEATH isn’t your run of the mill way distant future fantasy sci-fi. It reads like its real, like it could happen today…but we hope and pray it doesn’t.”
–Basil Sands, author of 65 BELOW and FAITHFUL WARRIOR
“Robinson’s talent for fast-paced suspense shines…the characters are interesting and we care about what happens to them…fans of both thrillers and science fiction will enjoy BENEATH.”
— Megalith Book Review
“Masterful Craftsmanship…a chilling tale that finally answers the question: Are we alone?”