A Science Fiction Thriller


(Part of Orbs)
The first thrilling story of horror, adventure, and survival during the alien invasion in Nicholas Sansbury Smith’s bestselling Orbs series has been completely remastered and re-edited since its original publication and now features a sneak peak at Orbs II!

At the end of the world, who will survive?

The year is 2061, and the planet is dying. Cataclysmic solar storms have forced leaders from around the world to finally put aside their differences and agree on one thing—to jump ship. The human race is headed to Mars.

Dr. Sophie Winston is hired by New Tech Corporation to test a biosphere deep within the heart of Cheyenne Mountain; a mission she believes will help prepare NTC for the three-year flight to the red planet. But, just days into the assignment, things start to go wrong. When the blast doors hiss open, Winton's team finds a changed world outside. Humans are gone, vanished without a trace, and they aren't the only thing missing. The planet's water is gone, too.

As the team explores their surroundings, they find thousands of luminous blue orbs lining the streets. It isn't until they uncover what's inside that they realize the nightmare that lies ahead.

Reading Order:

Orbs II
Orbs III
White Sands
Red Sands
  • Simon & Schuster/ Simon451 | 
  • 320 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781476788951 | 
  • May 2014
List Price $2.99 (price may vary by retailer)
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Articles About This Book

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For most of us life is one long story. Everyone has one. If you think about it, each day is like a page that we add to the book of our existence. I'm fascinated with this concept and I'm also very mindful of my own fate. I know my story could end...

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About the Author

Nicholas Sansbury Smith
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Nicholas Sansbury Smith

Nicholas Sansbury Smith is the USA TODAY bestselling author of the Hell Divers trilogy, the Orbs trilogy, and the Extinction Cycle series. He worked for Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management in disaster mitigation before switching careers to focus on his one true passion—writing. When he isn’t writing or daydreaming about the apocalypse, he enjoys running, biking, spending time with his family, and traveling the world. He is an Ironman triathlete and lives in Iowa with his fiancée, their dogs, and a house full of books.