EARTHCORE

Completely re-written and re-injected with high-octane awesome, the final version of EARTHCORE is 50% girthier than the original. Brought up-to-date so it finally falls into the Siglerverse timeline (as a post-PANDEMIC novel), this thriller is a hammer-blow to the soul.

NOTE: The Amazon link is for the Kindle version only. The “hardcover” link there is for the old German-language version, and the “paperback” is for the original 2005 version.  

SYNOPSIS:
Deep below a desolate Utah mountain lies the largest platinum deposit ever discovered. A billion-dollar find, it waits for any company that can drill a world’s record, three-mile-deep mine shaft. EarthCore is the company with the technology, the resources and the guts to go after the mother lode. Young executive Connell Kirkland is the company’s driving force, pushing himself and those around him to uncover the massive treasure.

But at three miles below the surface, where the rocks are so hot they burn bare skin, something has been waiting for centuries. Waiting … and guarding. Kirkland and EarthCore are about to find out firsthand why this treasure has never been unearthed.

PRAISE FOR EARTHCORE:
“From where I stand, Sigler is at the top of the tree.”
Jason Bradbury: BBC

“An exciting read, and very highly recommended for all science fiction enthusiasts, EarthCore would be a popular addition to community library SciFi collections and documents Scott Sigler as an effective, entertaining storyteller.”
Midwest Book Review

“This novel’s got it all: cutting-edge science; a perfectly-realized setting; terror both plausible and profoundly unsettling. EarthCore is more exciting than a thriller has any right to be!”
Lincoln Child: New York Times bestselling co-author of RELIC

“Bad things happen to bad people in this book. Then they happen some more. Very. Bad. Things. Things that make you wonder just what sort of childhood the author must have lived through. No way I’m going caving with him anytime soon. Or letting him near knives in my presence.”
Evo Terra: Founder of Podiobooks.com

“One thing I particularly like is that Sigler didn’t pull his punches or cop-out at any point. All the threats lined up at the beginning of the book were delivered on before the end. In fact I strongly recommend that you not get too attached to any characters as Sigler is ruthless at culling them throughout the novel.”
Eoghann Irving: Solar Flare

“There’s a lot to recommend this book, and anyone who enjoys sf thrillers will enjoy this.”
Steve Mazey: EternalNight

“EarthCore may be considered a sci-fi novel, but I would rate it right up there with some of my favorite creepy horror novels. EarthCore is a fantastic choice to add to your bookshelf.”
Tracy Farnsworth: Roundtable Reviews

“I loved this book! Right from the start it built the tension and had me wondering ‘What the heck is it?’ Then, after the reveal it had me squirming in my chair going “Oh my God! EEK!!”
Melanie Gilbreath: Coffee Time Romance

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Comments

  1. Profile photo of Jeff HexterJeff Hexter

    Finished it last night. Better than the original. Left a five star review on Amazon.com and audible.com (and I will put one on goodreads.com when they have the “new” version of the book available to comment on)

    It was SO enjoyable to revisit my first experience of Siglerism in such a wonderful, improved way.

    Bravo! And thank you for all you do.

  2. Clayton

    Bravo Scott. I read a ton of sci-fi, earthcore was amazing, as a testament, this is the only time I have commented to the author and written a review…. If you need any free military consultation or software consultation as you write MT. FITZROY, please reach out.

  3. Johnnie S.

    I had the original version about 5-6 years ago. Outstanding is the only way I can describe it. Unfortunately, I lost it when I moved to a different computer. Which really irritates me!

    1. Jeffery Navarro

      I still like Scotts reading of the original which i have better than the new one.( its great as well but I love Scotts reading of EC and Ancestor better) His characterizations are just more gritty. Being from Michigan I love his references to it in his stories. Def one of my favorite authors .twisted in a good way.

    1. Profile photo of scottsiglerscottsigler

      Steve: Best way to make sure you’re notified is to sign up for the newsletter. Button at top right of page (on a desktop, mobile has that mobile menu thing top left, I believe). We don’t know when we’ll have the pre-order.

  4. Profile photo of IanIan

    So I feel like a total ass clown for not looking at the website for the release of EarthCore….after asking you 900 times about when it was coming out LOL…super pumped for this! I loved this book. The fact that there’s now MORE…is just the freaking bee’s knees

    1. Profile photo of scottsiglerscottsigler

      Ian: These things happen. We’ve found it’s impossible to keep everyone informed of all the stuff we’re doing. Pretty much if you don’t listen to the podcast and aren’t subscribed to the newsletter, there’s no way we can keep you up to date!

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  6. Mahnibanani

    Despite of getting old and elder, I’d love to leap one year ahead to get this one right now in my palms…

    But, seriously: How to make this classic better..? The only way that comes to mind is: By finally starting Mt. Fitzroy! 🙂

    Cheers…

    1. Profile photo of scottsiglerscottsigler

      Mahnibanani: Now that EARTHCORE is in final production (meaning, I am done with all the writing parts), now we can look at getting MT. FITZROY on the docket. And I think you’ll like the final EARTHCORE. A lot.

  7. Jonathan Chasse

    Any one have the old book i was about half way thought it with my girlfriend and i only had up to chap 28-29. its the 2ed time I have got to here it but my girlfriend is left hanging. any help?

    1. Profile photo of scottsiglerscottsigler

      Jonathan: Those are gone, I’m afraid. Best bet is to go to Facebook and join the group “Sigler Junkies.” Post your need there, join the community. Other Junkies might be able to help you out.

  8. Andy F

    Favorite Sigler book of all of them. Went to listen to it again and it’s been pulled for re-write. What’s the release date for this as I’ll happily pick it up on Audible. 2015 is nigh over and I’m sad that I’m going to have to suffer without earthcore man. Anyway, hope you get it out soon!

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    1. Profile photo of A KovacsA Kovacs

      Hi Brian,

      There are plans to release an updated version as a ebook sometime later this year. At the moment, there are no firm plans to make a print version, but a general idea that we’ll do a small run of print books when the sequel is also finished, as a special edition.

      -A

  10. Profile photo of Perry BarnesPerry Barnes

    Wait a second, in the version of Earthcore I’ve read, Earthcore headquarters is in Detroit. And the story tease place after the events in Contagious, right? So…

      1. Profile photo of Gary PoolerGary Pooler

        So, here, as of April 2014 you state that Earthcore is available to listen to for free. Here we are in April of 2015 and searching iTunes for Earthcore yields nothing. Why aren’t all previous versions of Earthcore available for download for free?

        1. Profile photo of scottsiglerscottsigler

          @Hobart_Floyt: All previous versions of books aren’t available for free because we’re dedicated to story continuity, not just now, but ten, twenty and thirty years from now. When EARTHCORE is re-released near the end of 2015, that will be the only official version. We want kids who are in grade school now to be able to enjoy the Siglerverse as a well-integrated experience when they are in their twenties and thirties.

          The other (and related) reason is torrent sites and pirates. We remove old files in an effort to mitigate proliferation of books that are a) lower-quality audio, and b) no longer canon. Again, no matter how people come across my work, we want them to see the final version that properly integrates into the larger Siglerverse contest.

          1. Profile photo of Gary PoolerGary Pooler

            I see. Thank you for the reply. I wasn’t here at the beginning. I was just thinking that it would be cool to hear how it all began. Que sera, sera.

          2. Profile photo of Andy DillbeckAndy Dillbeck

            Really looking forward to the re-release of Earthcore.

            Got my brother hooked with the GFL books, and he just got to the parts with the Prawatt. I told him they show up in another book with a bit of the plot, and he is excited to listen to it next.

            I still have the original Earthcore files on my computer still, but I’d like him to hear the full cannon updated version instead.

  11. Robi Keifert

    just like to say I’m a huge fan, even before the joe rogan podcasts, I can not wait for the Earthcore sequel !!! this sort of thing is my bag baby.- Robi Keifert, Salt Lake City, UT

  12. Marios

    Wow, all prints have been gathered and destroyed?

    That makes my first print, dedicated and signed copy worth some serious bucks!
    >:-)

    But I wouldn’t sell it for the world!

    Keep up the good work Scott, can’t wait for Earthcore 2!

    1. Profile photo of scottsiglerscottsigler

      @Marios: Well, scarcity is what makes the price so high, and you holding onto yours is part of the master plan. Although, I get no money out of this master plan, so, there you go. Glad you like it!

  13. No JacqiB

    Well I look forward to that re-release. I just finished and loved the podcast and told several non-audiobook friends about it.

    1. Profile photo of scottsiglerscottsigler

      @No JacqiB: Because we had to buy up the print copies that were not yet sold and destroy them as part of our five-book deal with Crown Publishing. Crown wanted all the rights to All Things Sigler and didn’t want competition in the marketplace.

      We do plan on re-publishing it in the near future, but can’t say exactly when.

  14. DEAD_SILVER_EAGLE_BAYL06

    GO “A” you’re da BEST

    I’m still here…I’m listening. JU you ungrateful fish-terd. 2 fumbles what the SHUCK!

    ……….The extremely humble owner of “THE ROOKIE” #2487/3000…..NOCTURNAL (Rewrite) Byron Metz (as “Baldwin Metz,” medical examiner for San Francisco police)

  15. NeilColquhoun

    A – your work is valued and…

    …much appreciated.

    Lots of love and respect from Bonnie Scotland.

    Stay Alive – Neil

  16. BigJohn

    Just gonna throw it out there…

     

    Thanks, A. You are invaluable, and much, much appreciated. 🙂

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    Gutter Sistren whipping boy, innoventor of words, Life Coach to the Damned.

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