The Gone World - Tom Sweterlitsch

The Gone World

By Tom Sweterlitsch

  • Release Date: 2018-02-06
  • Genre: Science Fiction
Score: 4.5
From 133 Ratings


“I promise you have never read a story like this.”—Blake Crouch, New York Times bestselling author of Dark Matter

Inception meets True Detective in this science fiction thriller of spellbinding tension and staggering scope that follows a special agent into a savage murder case with grave implications for the fate of mankind...

Shannon Moss is part of a clandestine division within the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. In western Pennsylvania, 1997, she is assigned to solve the murder of a Navy SEAL's family—and to locate his vanished teenage daughter. Though she can't share the information with conventional law enforcement, Moss discovers that the missing SEAL was an astronaut aboard the spaceship U.S.S. Libra—a ship assumed lost to the currents of Deep Time. Moss knows first-hand the mental trauma of time-travel and believes the SEAL's experience with the future has triggered this violence.

Determined to find the missing girl and driven by a troubling connection from her own past, Moss travels ahead in time to explore possible versions of the future, seeking evidence to crack the present-day case. To her horror, the future reveals that it's not only the fate of a family that hinges on her work, for what she witnesses rising over time's horizon and hurtling toward the present is the Terminus: the terrifying and cataclysmic end of humanity itself.

Luminous and unsettling, The Gone World bristles with world-shattering ideas yet remains at its heart an intensely human story.


  • Too confusing

    By 3penny
    I was lost about half way through the book. It's wicked confusing. By the end I was just skimming to try to get to the end of this convoluted, sordid tale. Really sorry I spent $15 on it.
  • Good, fast read

    By Mandypants10102
    I read this book on a long drive home. Some parts lost me, but I still enjoyed the book. I am a fan of time travel in general, but this book explored new ways to envision it.
  • Wow

    By DSFlorids
    Considered a five star, but not quite AC Clark, but well on his way! Please keep writing! And do read this my sci fi friends!!!