A masterful blend of horror, science fiction, and pulse-pounding thrills, the first book in Nicholas Sansbury Smith’s bestselling Orbs series introduces the last survivors of an alien invasion and is now available in KU for the first time!
“Akin to watching movies like Independence Day… In other words, it’s bound to be a cult classic!” – Men’s Journal on Orbs
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 the company 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, Winston’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.
Orbs Series reading order:
Solar Storms (Prequel short story)
Orbs I
White Sands and Red Sands (short stories)
Orbs II: Stranded
Orbs III: Redemption
Orbs IV: Exodus

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Praise for Orbs

“Akin to watching movies like Independence Day…In other words, it’s bound to be a cult classic!”

Men’s Journal