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Fresh, fun SF with a dark conceit, dangerous thought experiments, thrilling action adventures, and lots of wit and warmth.
The moment the Fermi's engines engage, it unleashes a shockwave that vaporises entire planets, entire solar systems.
Fermi’s crew, the last surviving members of the human race, now find themselves circling an ancient Dyson sphere in a distant corner of the galaxy, where they must explore a city of ships and negotiate with a vast, lonely AI for their survival.
But that isn’t their only problem. Because the Fermi’s engines are powering up again…
"Simultaneously a tribute to the classic TV SF 'planet of the week' format and a very literal demolition job of the same - and so smart that it's never afraid to be silly. Brilliant stuff."
- Nate Crowley, author of Notes from Small Planets
"Clever and strange, genre-bending and darkly funny, it’ll take you on a ride between myriad times and places, Fermi’s Paradox observed through the lens of interstellar call-centres like it was the grim spawn of The Dark Forest and Hitchhiker’s Guide, or the fleshy junction of Alien, Embassytown, and Office Space."
- Andrew Skinner, author of Steel Frame
"Fermi's Progress is fresh, fun SF with a dark conceit, dangerous thought experiments, thrilling action adventures, and lots of wit and warmth."
- Ken MacLeod
A fine start to an interesting series and I think those looking for a fun yet intelligent space adventure would be well rewarded by giving this a try.
Dyson’s Fear is a solidly entertaining slice of science fiction that I thoroughly enjoyed. Turns out it was the perfect way to begin my 2021 reading
Chris is a fascinating voice in sci-fi and if you like this genre you really must pick this up. His rich and fascinating writing takes you to places that you’ll soon be thinking about after you’re finished with the book. Read it. Seriously.
The Fermi is Earth’s first faster-than-light capable spaceship. It’s also its last. The moment its engines engage, it unleashes a shockwave that vaporises entire planets, entire solar systems.
The Fermi is Earth’s first faster-than-light capable spaceship. It’s also its last! Explore the universe in Chris Farnell's satirical sci-fi adventure series, before it's all destroyed!Kevin Beynon
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