It’s not really alternative history, but it’s using history to tell another story of the mysterious Kibsu – women with incredible strength and knowledge but who are apparently stranded on earth.
The format is the same as the other two books – a collection of interviews, transcripts, diary entries that knit the narrative together. The start of this book has Rose, Vincent, Eva and Ekim (an alien) escaping in Themis back to earth.
In this Episode of Science Fiction Double Feature, I talk to author Sylvain Neuvel about Waking Gods, the second book in the the Themis File series. Then we find out how we’d actually try to translate an alien language with Professor of Linguistics Daniel Harbour.
It’s now ten years from the end of Sleeping Giants and not much has changed. Kara and Vincent still control Themis, the giant robot assembled by Dr. Rose Franklin and her team. And then things…happen.
Sleeping Giants is the first book in the Themis Files series. The uncovering of a giant hand leads to the formation of a team who uncover more parts all across the world.