Book III of the Generations Trilogy

ALONE is the final book of the Generations Trilogy, following on ALIVE and ALIGHT.

In the final installment of an exhilarating sci-fi adventure trilogy in the vein of The Hunger Games, Divergent, and Red Rising, Scott Sigler’s unforgettable heroine, Em Savage, must come to grips once and for all with the perilous mysteries of her own existence.

“We thought this place was our destiny—not our doom.”
Pawns in a millennia-old struggle, the young people known only as the Birthday Children were genetically engineered to survive on the planet Omeyocan—but they were never meant to live there. They were made to be “overwritten,” their minds wiped and replaced by the consciousness of the monsters who created them.

“Em” changed all of that. She unified her people and led a revolt against their creators. Em and her friends escaped an ancient ghost ship and fled to Omeyocan. They thought they would find an uninhabited paradise. Instead, they found the ruins of a massive city long since swallowed by the jungle. And they weren’t alone. The Birthday Children fought for survival against the elements, jungle wildlife, the “Grownups” who created them . . . and, as evil corrupted their numbers, even against themselves.

With these opponents finally defeated, Em and her people realized that more threats were coming, traveling from across the universe to lay claim to their planet. The Birthday Children have prepared as best they can against this alien armada. Now, as the first ships reach orbit around Omeyocan, the final battle for the planet begins.

Praise for Scott Sigler’s Alive
“Suspenseful . . . [Alive] lives up to its hype, packing plenty of thrills. . . . A page-turner that whets the appetite for volume 2.”Entertainment Weekly
“Fascinating and intriguing . . . a cross between Lord of the Flies and The Maze Runner and yet . . . so much more.”—Fresh Fiction
“A ripping, claustrophobic thunderbolt of a novel.”—Pierce Brown, New York Times bestselling author of Red Rising

“Unstoppable and real, M. Savage is one hell of a heroine. Get ready to be left breathless.”—Kristin Cast, New York Times bestselling author of the House of Night series
“Sigler has created a wonderful and engrossing character in M. Savage. Strong and smart, but with the naïveté and misgivings of any teenage girl, she’s someone you’ll definitely want on your side when s**t hits the fan, which it most certainly does.”—Veronica Belmont, host of Sword & Laser

“The puzzle unfolds masterfully, right down to the last page.”—Phil Plait, PhD, author of Bad Astronomy

About The Author


  1. Asterisk

    Just finished Alone (I’ve been listening to the audiobooks) and I loved the epilogue <3 This book is probably my favorite one you've written yet, and I have enjoyed every book of yours I've read so far (excited for Mount Fitz Roy this fall!):3 I just recommended the Generations trilogy to the person who introduced me to your work through the Infected books back in 2016 :3 Also congratulations on your marriage!

  2. Alison "Farm Girl" Rosso

    Hi Scott! Love your stuff; been listening since 2006. I just finished listening to Alone, and found I was a little late for the Q&A session. So here is my question, if you still check these comments:

    What was the impetus for using only the last names to refer to most of the characters? I’m guessing you wanted this to be a post-gender world, which makes a lot of sense; was using the characters’ last names a way to reinforce this as the story went along? (I recently also listened to Aliens: Bug Hunt, which seemed to purposefully do the same thing for the colonial marines. I felt this worked well, although I sometimes had a hard time remembering which character was which, without that immediate reminder of what their gender was when I heard their names.) Also, was there a particular reason to refer to certain characters, such as Victor, by their first names instead? Curious to hear your thoughts on that.

    And speaking of names (SORT OF A SPOILER ALERT, PEOPLE!!), I smiled at the introduction of the Walter Bishop character at the very end. Do I detect a fellow Fringe fan, or is that just a coincidence?!? Thanks for all you do. Can’t wait for Mt. Fitzroy!

    1. scottsigler

      Farm Girl: I used last names primarily because of the characters’ loss of identity. They literally don’t know who they are, creating a nature vs. nurture situation where they could be anything they like, within the confines of what’s already hard-coded in them. The lack of a first name seemed to unify them in spirit. Also, one of the themes of the story was escaping from your upbringing and becoming who you would really like to be as opposed to obeying society’s expectations of your role, gender, caste, etc. Just having last names helped further extricate them from any legacy expectations.

      As for BUG HUNT, my story didn’t name any Colonial Marines. My characters were Xenomorphs, who don’t have individual identities.

      The Bishop thing is a coincidence. I saw the pilot of FRINGE (some of it, anyway), but didn’t watch the series.

  3. Orsolya

    I am so hooked on ‘The Generations’ series, I loved listening to the first two books, the story holds a grip on me, I like to submerge myself in this world. Thank you, Mr.Sigler, for constructing it and breathing life into it.
    My only regret is that I cannot grow to like the new narrator, AB Kovacs’s tone and manner of reading the dialogues.
    I listened to her, trying to adjust to her style, but I had to stop, feeling it would ruin the experience, make the story go stale.
    I did not give up on the final book though, I started reading ‘Alone’ instead of listening to it, imagining that fresh, full-of-life-voice of Emma Galvin.
    I did not mean to hurt AB Kovacs, she has a lovely voice and pronunciation, I just think her narrating style doesn’t fit a sci-fi novel that is meant to keep you on the edge of your seat as this series does.
    I am sorry for commenting on it, it’s just that many have a similar opinion about this and as I came upon them, it made me think about all those who cannot read the printed version – in the worst case scenario, visually impaired people.
    I know little of business, but I do hope that sometime in the future you might reconsider to make new audiobooks of ‘The Generations’ series, with a new narrator who will stand up to both your and to all of your audiences’ expectations.
    I hope I didn’t

  4. Steve S

    Hi Scott,

    part way through Alone. Liking it very much.

    Spoiler warning

    just got to a part about an explosion in space then debris raining down on the planet, creating a meteor shower. But would it really?
    The object had orbital velocity before it exploded, that velocity does not just vanish, surely now instead of one large object orbiting the planet we have many thousands of smaller objects orbiting the planet as they still all have the same orbital velocity they had pre-explosion? their orbit paths would be changed as the explosion would add perhaps more velocity, but except for the small fraction of parts for whom the explosion velocity vector subtracted from their orbital vector significantly enough to drop them to an orbit inside the atmosphere, they would all remain in orbit. Wouldn’t they?

    I might be wrong, I know how meticulous you are with your research, perhaps you have already looked into this and my understanding of orbital mechanics is just wrong.

  5. Cowz

    Hey, Scott! I just wanted to say that I absolutely love all 3 books in the series. I came across Alive at a half-price bookstore a while back and I decided to read it. After that, I fell in love with the series. I’ve read the whole trilogy close to maybe, a million times each? Anyways, I was wondering: where did you get the inspiration for the covers, the titles and just the whole story in general?
    And ever since I found out that there were more books after Alive, I was elated. I even counted down the days until Alone came out in bookstores!
    Thank you for your amazing writing and good luck to you and your future as a writer. You truly have an astonishing talent and it’s great that you share it with the world, as you do so well. Thanks again!

    P.S. Is there anything you suggest I read after having read this series?

    1. scottsigler

      Cowz: We’re thrilled you enjoyed it so much! The covers were an idea hatched by the cover artist at Del Rey. They originally showed an upside-down girl, a cool contrast with majority of covers of female-protagonist novels (which show a partial closeup of a girl’s face, right-side up, which is exactly what ALIVE wound up being). Due to bookstore buyer thinking the upside down girl looked “dead,” the publisher decided to switch to what you see now on the hardcovers.

      As for what to read next, if you liked the Generations Trilogy you will like the RED RISING trilogy by Pierce brown. And I strongly suggest you check out THE ROOKIE, Book I of my GFL series (just get it, read the first four chapters, you will know if you dig it by then).

  6. Sophie O'Connell

    I promised myself I’d finally listen to ‘Alone’ after I finished my ASOIAF run, you see I was waiting or Alone to be released, and well as a gamer, the completionist in me wanted to get the entire way through ASOIAF before I could finally cap off my Generations experience.

    Anyway… I have finally finished the generations Trilogy!!!!! Oh, and I absolutely loved it from beginning to end! Although it took a few chapters to get used to A Kovaks (as I became accustomed to hearing Emma), I thought she was the perfect person to take on the Role of Em. Not only that, but I really felt that her voice was incredibly versatile. Each character had a distinct identity, yet some of the characters such as Bishop, Spingate and Aramofski sounded as familiar as they did in the first two books, which lets face it, is a pretty huge feat considering it’s a completely new narrator! Also as an odd side note… the pronunciation of Omeyocan is far more naturalistic than in the prrvious books thank god. The way Emma used to say it drove me nuts for some reason!?!

    In terms of the actual story telling, I LOVE all three novels. That said, I feel like Alone has some of the best character work in the entire series. Every moment felt completely earned, and all of the characters (including the seemingly irredeemable ones) had a personal quality or experience that I could relate to or empatise with. Oh and did I mention that I love Victor? In short, every single person in your book felt real, somehow managing to jump off the page. So much so, that I felt a real sense of loss and unexpected love, especially when it came to Mad.

    Now I that I’ve had my first experience of one of your stories. I need to find something to fill the Em Savage shaped heart in my soul… Any recommendations?

    1. scottsigler

      Sophie: Thanks for the kind words! A creator always loves to hear when a story connects with a human heart. As for recommendations, I would suggest THE ROOKIE, which is Book I of the Galactic Football League series. While you might or might not be a football fan, I can tell you that this series ties in with your beloved Generations Trilogy.

  7. Jasun

    First I would like to thank scott for an amazing trilogy which had me hooked from start to finish. Each of these books left me wanting more. Would you ever consider writing another adventure with the remaining characters ?

    Regarding the the change of narrator for Alone. I was at first a little disappointed. Emma Galvin was superb and have since sought out more of her work. However as I progressed through Alone I warmed to kovacs voice and do now understand your reasoning for the change and believe she also was a good choice to end the series with.

    Thank you for the many hour of enjoyment your books have given me. I am just about to start on your GFL series.

  8. Angel Girl

    You have me hooked with your podcasts, I am dead broke right now, but next time I have free cash, I am totally buying Alone in audible! I commute frequently and I have dyslexia so reading the books are painful for me but the podcasts had me on the edge of my seat and it’s a most wonderful way to pass the drive time 🙂

  9. Maruszka_

    Gosh, i really fall in love with this series! In Poland, my native country, just published second part. I found first part by my friend, her mom is book transleter, and my friend has lots of free specimens, so she gave me one of them. Now i don’t have ANY idea how could i live before reading this book. I am fresh after riding alight and i relised, that next part in polish translation will be in year or longer (if at all). So me and my friend decied to buy english version and translate on our own – half me, half her. It will be hard, but we will try 😉 I just want to say that, that is terrible what you’ve done to me, i am addicted from this book, it’s like some hard drug, thank god, that i have holidays in a minute, because i already know what will i do in my free time ^-^
    *(I am sorry for all mistakes, i hope there aren’t lots of them)

    1. scottsigler

      Maruszka: How delightful to hear from you! Sorry it will take you a year, but translating the English version yourself might be fun. All of my books are like hard drugs, and for that, I am not sorry.

    1. Elise

      I loved the book alive and the series I got so sad (I’m not giving it away just in case u haven’t read it )when the Chancellor in Alight died he was my fav like I thought at the end they’d pull some fairytale shit but I was so wrong I hope if their ever is a movie they don’t kill off O’Malley and keep him alive in Alone so he can built a paradise with Em and they can be together it crushed my heart when he died I was hoping he didn’t anyway I love the books so much 😍

  10. Lenore Gajewski

    I waited along with the rest of you for the BIG finale. And I couldn’t be more disappointed. This narrator did nothing for the book at all. At times I had no idea what was going on. So mundane, no enthusiasm at all. I get it’s business and stuff happens, but this was a hug disappointment

    1. Tim

      I’m glad I wasn’t just me thinking it was a really big shame not having Emma read this final part.

      I found in the first 2 books, Emma had a great flow and rhythm. Sorry, I do not find that with Kovacs. I have had to speed up my podcast player just to put some energy into it and make it nearly enjoyable to listen to.

      Let’s see how it goes

  11. Theresa Spingate

    oH My gOdS!!! From the minute I picked up the first book (Which I read in one sitting), I could NOT put this series down!!! Lucky for me, I started just around when the final book came out. Let me tell you, this is probably the best series I have ever read! I read A LOT but this… THIS I just cannot get my head around how amazing it is! The twists, turns, just.. everything! It all fits like a perfect puzzle. I have cried five times reading it. Once in Alight, where my favorite character died, and four times in Alone!!! I loved Alive, it was exciting, anxious, and just such an interesting novel! I really hope there’s a movie. I also hope that if there IS a movie it better be accurate! I can feel and see everything Em and the other characters do. I can easily picture the whole story and follow it. Recommending this to all my friends. MAN, does Scott make you attached to the characters! 🙂 That’s all I wanted to say! Thanks for reading!

  12. Wally812

    Bravo Scott Sigler, Bravo!! That was a great trilogy. All three books were independently great stories that built on each other and put together to make a fantastic trilogy. I went back and listened to Alive and Alight before listening to Alone for the first time. The story flowed so well from book to book and consistency was true to the story. Are you going to have a Q&A podcast for Alone? Because I have a few questions about the Siglerverse time line. Also I would like to complement you for writing a trilogy quickly and provide one book a year to end the trilogy after three years. HOWEVER, I HAVE BEEN WAITING THREE YEARS FOR THE NEXT GFL BOOK and years for the Crypt 2!

    Well done AB Kovacs. I liked listen to M with a sexy and sultry voice. You were able to get stronger has a narrator as the book progressed. The action scenes were intense with you narrating, that was missed from the first two books. I did feel like you channeled Sigler’s Hokor during the super exciting times, that was great.

    1. scottsigler

      Wally812: We’re working on GFL VI, VII and the ZOROASTRIAN GUILD novella as we speak. That’s a ballpark estimate of 1,200 pages of GFL fiction for your face.

      CRYPT 2 is on hold at the moment until I finish the GFL series. GFL VII will be the last book.

      And we’re thrilled you enjoyed A’s performance!

      1. Fan From Finland

        Moro (=Hi) Scott!

        Just wanted to pop in and let you know you’re by far my favourite audiobook author, I have listened to all your work I could find, and most of it several times over. At the moment I’m listening to Alight for the third time.

        Its great to hear there may be more on The Crypt as that is definately the one that I enjoy most of all your books. GFL series are awesome as well.

        Gonna get started on Alone very soon. Thank you and keep up the good work!!

        1. scottsigler

          FinFan: Thank you for the kind words! There will definitely be more CRYPT, we just can’t say when that will happen. You just wait until you read ALONE, I think your mind might be blown (and also GFL VI).

  13. Eric

    I finished reading Alone last night and I felt it was the strongest of the three books in the series. I thought the ending was poignent and satisfying–since it came long enough after when I grieved what happened to Em. That ending reminded me of the last chapter in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in that it was future character focused and not full of the urgent driving of the plot.

    So, kudos on an entertaining series.

    I do have uncertainties about the the species involved in the books which I hope to hear about in a future podcast. I think the wasps were the Abernessia but I don’t know if the Springers are one of the other races from the other books. I also wonder if the Grub race is what brought the Abernessia to this galaxy and if so, how did the Abernessia survive the symbiotic change to reproduce again in this galaxy. Maybe I’ll get some answers in the upcoming GFL release. Maybe that will contain a connection between the Zoroastrian Guild and the Generations ship. That would be very satisfying. But then, in your books I’m used to not getting what I want but liking it regardless. (That’s a compliment.)

    1. scottsigler

      Eric: I’m thrilled you enjoyed ALONE. And thank you for a spoiler-free comment! All I can tell you for now is that connections are coming, and they are coming in GFL VI, GFL VII and the ZOROASTRIAN GUILD novella. Hang tight, Junkie, and you will get your fix.

        1. scottsigler

          Acidllamas: It’s totally unfair to the listener, I know. There were issues of profesionality and my desire to get the book out on time. After major difficulties with Book I that continued into Book II, we made a tough decision to move on.

          1. Acidllamas

            Thanks for the stories Scott, keep up the awesome work! I will always love your writing. Can’t wait for GFL books 6 & 7 after listening to this nail biter. Hope vacation was great.

  14. Alex Steiner

    Alone seems to be a good story so far (only a few hours in) but the new narrator seems like she never listened to Alive or Alight. Somehow people gained new accents in their age? pronunciations of many words changed? Please make a version with the old Narrator.

    1. scottsigler

      Alex: Hi, Alex. We will not be making a version with the original narrator. The original narrator chose to ignore the pronunciation guides I gave her (both written, and recorded by me). I know you’re annoyed, and that is unfortunate. A lot of people were annoyed that the original narrator had one tone through the entire book, and everything from a major fight to taking a bite of food was done with the exact same intensity level.

      1. Michael

        I normally don’t comment but I think it was a mistake to change narrator of the audio book. It is so unfortunate that you were not happy or could not get her back for the final book.

        I hear what you are saying but I have to disagree. If the new narrator was better (or even as good) I would be ok. But she is unfortunately not. All her “boy” voices sound like spicoli from fast times. I have taken advice from the audible reviewers and sped her up to 1.25 and It seems its going to make it tolerable but the previous narrator was so much better. Monotone, mispronounciations and all!

        1. Michael

          Maybe with more practice akovacs will become a great narrator some day but I hope she does not take the criticism as a bad thing and tried to improve for her next narrator job.

  15. Jeffery Giuliani

    Mr Sigler,

    What have you done? It is my fault for not paying close attention when I ordered Alone as I didn’t see you changed the narrator. We all know that the narrator can make a bad book tolerable, but can also make a great book horrible. Emma Galvin was amazing. When I told EVERYONE about Alive and Alight, I compared it to the first two or three seasons of 24. I was on the edge of my seat every minute. I couldn’t stop listening to the books, and her style was like you were almost out of breath and just around the corner your going to get that breath. I don’t know any other way to describe it. Alone showed up in my audible library on 3/7 and I couldn’t wait to get to it. I finally finished the book I was listening to last Thursday, and since I had no power, I sat down to spend a night listening to Alone. What a disappointment to find out Emma wasn’t on it. She is M. After an hour of listening to Alone I just gave up. I just don’t care for Ab Kovacs and she certainly is not M. I moved to Ready Player One and found an amazing book that I am loving. I will circle back to Alone at some point. But it is now far down the list.
    Since I was mad enough to log in and write this I may as well add this…I have listened to all of your books. The only book I didn’t like was Ancestor, but I still finished it. GFL was on it’s way to being the best series I ever listened to. Then with about an hour left in the final book you threw it right in the toilet. I was so mad I stopped listening to it when you injured Quentin in a way that could not be medically fixed even in the advanced sci fi world where they fix everything. Now it will take a cheesy “miracle” cure or he is regulated to being a coach. or worse, his son will continue the legacy (a football version of Star Force). It took me over a week to finally listen to that last hour. I don’t know why you chose to throw him away like that. It was such a good series and could have continued to be. But, he is your character, so I am sure you had your reasons.
    All that being said, your still an amazing author. I will continue to buy all your books. So please keep up the amazing work.

    1. scottsigler

      Jeffery: Thank you for your patronage of the Generations Trilogy. It’s unfortunate you didn’t dig the change of narrator, but I understand that can be jarring. I hope you do circle back to ALONE, because I think the story is killer. You could try the print version as well and hear Emma in your head. There a business reasons for things, and in most entertainment series there is always a possibility of a cast change.

      As for the GFL, perhaps you don’t spend time consuming professional sports? This is a world where an injury that slows someone down a fraction of a step can put them out of the game. If a quarterback’s accuracy changes even a little bit due to torn ligaments, broken bones, damaged rotator cuff, etc., their career can be over, just like that (check out this article on quarterback rotator cuff injuries alone).

      For any position, a loss of strength, power, accuracy or agility due to an injury that would seem almost insignificant to someone like me (sitting at a desk all day) is the difference between being a star and being out of work. You don’t need to be maimed to wash out of the league, you just need to lose a tiny bit of what makes you great, because the people vying for your position are also great players. You hear about the stars that play through the pain all the time. You don’t hear about the hundreds of NFL players, thousands of college football players, and tens of thousands of athletes across all pro sports that that wash out every year. And now we even have highly paid footballers retiring early, opting out to avoid CTE and concussion issues.

      So, yes, even in an age of miracles (which we are very much in right this second) there are injuries that end careers. Quentin feels pain when he throws the ball. That screws with his concentration and his accuracy. Have you ever played a sport with an injury? No matter how tough you are, it’s a factor. For a quarterback, pain like that impacts accuracy, and that can be the whole ballgame.

      Stick with me for GFL VI. I hope you dig what happens in the story, and see Quentin’s injury in a larger context.

      1. Jeffery Giuliani

        Hi Scott,

        Thanks for your reply. Oh, I am a Detroit Lions fan as I live in Sterling Heights and grew up in Clinton Township. I played 1 year of football WAY WAY back in my freshman year of high school (1982). I actually broke a bone in my heel and sprained some ligaments during the last game, although I did finish it. I certainly understand everything you said. My issue was it was just such a good series and I had hopes you would go on to let him become the best ever for a few more books before you regulate him to being a coach or some other non-player. Of course it is Sci-Fi so you can just have a unknown character with miracles powers come in and fix him with a snap of the fingers, but that would be cheesy and you don’t do cheesy. So once I calmed down I did finish that book. Since I own all your books, I will continue to listen to them in the future.
        I did come back to Alone already after blowing through Ready Player One which was a amazing book for any 80’s nerd. I do enjoy the book. I just have to set aside my feelings about the narrator. She is certainly not the worst so that helps.
        I appreciate you taking the time to reply and interact with your fans. I have not found any other author that has ever done it. And of the narrators, only RC Bray has ever responded to any inquiry. That is really appreciated.

        Keep up the great work..

      1. Kate

        My 7th grade science classes have been bugging me for weeks for us to read Alone together after we finish Alight. We have already read Alive and they are HOOKED!

  16. David

    Is alone going to be on your podcast ? I’m on government assistance but got into ur book when i found alive at a gas station of all places. After that I found your podcast and have been happily going through the first two books. I just really want to know how it all comes together. Thanks so much 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽

  17. Johan

    So, Audible writes that the narrator of Alone is one AB Kovacs. Which sounds a whole lot like A Kovacs. Is that a misprint or is it in fact narrated by AB Kovacs? In that case, any relations to A Kovacs?

      1. Jack

        Why, Why, Why
        Ok I will start by saying I have either read or listened to ALL of Scott’s books so I am a fan. That said FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THINGS SACRED IN THE SIGLERVERSE!!!!! How could you change narrators. (no disrespect A. Love you)

          1. Justin

            The alone book killed me i feel like she hadent even listened to prior books it was a rough translation. Any consideration in different narrators? Did emma no longer want to do the series? I mean i suppose i could get the paperback but it wouldent be the same emma’s read was so captivating.

          2. scottsigler

            Justin: The problem was the original narrator completely ignored pronunciation guides and recordings. Things are pronounced correctly in the third book.

  18. Robert

    I cannot wait for this final installment! I have a question about Alight that relates to a spoiler, and If you cannot answer this I understand, but it has been gnawing at me since I finished Alight! It relates to your implementation of transferring consciousness to the receptacles, in regards to interpreting what happened in Alight properly.
    Question: When it’s declared that the exchange of consciousness is in fact a cause for ‘duplication’ of the adult’s mind that overrides the receptacle, we see that the original adult keeps a form of its original consciousness. The receptacle is overridden while the adult shell still exists in a form of it’s prior state, but, given that mind and consciousness are two separate entities, did you intend to mean that the adult’s consciousness has not in any way transferred over to the receptacle or, although the transfer is successful, the adult shell was filled with a duplication of its state right before the transfer? Is the origin consciousness now in the receptacle or the adult?
    If you play more on this in Alive you obviously don’t have to answer, I’m only troubled because I’m certain if the interpretation was supposed to be absolute in Alight alone. If you cannot respond to this or read it due to time, I still respect and admire your work. Much appreciated.

    1. scottsigler

      Robert: It’s not an “exchange” of consciousness, it’s a “duplication,” as you call it — which means the original still exists, unchanged. When you make a photocopy, the original still exists in its original state. That’s the concept. And it’s not a given that the mind and consciousness are two separate entities, for without the mind there is no consciousness.

  19. Joey Peden

    where can i pre-order the audiobook “ALONE” ? I loved the first two books alive,and alight so much!!! It took over a year of reading and listening to different books every day to try and find something as good Andrew Fukuda’s The hunt trilogy and Scott you knocked it out of the park man way to deliver!! I wanna go ahead and pay now!! i loved the book so much i called my sister sent her the links she loved it also,i cant think of any reader who wouldn’t.

    1. Elise

      I love the book alive so much I was so upset when in alight O’Malley died it was so shocking for me 😱 And I hope that if their ever is a movie he doesn’t die I thought for a min at the end they’d pull some fairytale shit where true love saves em but boy was a wrong and I hope that if their ever is a movie they’d change that and keep him alive in Alone and then they build some paradise like in the garden with Em but then again never know

  20. Cosmosis

    Found Mr. S.S. Book searching for Orson Scott Card on librivox. I am not disappointed! Im almost thirty, and although this is obviously directed toward younger people, I really appreciated and enjoyed the first person narrative of M. The first book was not as… Riveting as I prefer novels to be, but left enough mystery for me to keep listening. Alive was definitely faster paced and left me with a couple of moments in unexpected suspense. The Epilogue closed the book very well, and I can hardly wait for the release of the next book.
    Thanks to Scott Sigler and Librivox for making your book available in audio (and for free). Ive got a newborn, so being able to listen to an intriguing and well-layered story has helped pass the time when I’m bound to quiet maternal duties.

  21. Dark warrior

    Your books are Amazing I love them I wish there would be an endless series to alive.
    I have read alive and alight twice already and I can’t wait for alone to come out.

  22. JCP

    I do believe that this story goes back in time, in a parallel universe around the date of 1954. Most people believe that you can only see backwards in time. This is not true. With the correct guidance you really can see your own future, and reshape your final judgment. You really don’t want to be stuck in that cell. This is not the Devil speaking here but close.

  23. Virginia

    THIS SERIES IS SO GOOD! I’ve barely read a book except for school books, but this captivated me so much I seriously read ALIVE and ALIGHT in just two days. I cried when I realised that ALONE hadn’t come out yet. But that title…it’s so ominous. I hope she really doesn’t end up alone again, it makes me think of her fear and when she first woke up in the coffin. Please don’t do that to her. Instead, I really, really hope there’s romance in the third book! I’ve been waiting ever since Bishop resigned as leader and handed her the spear.

    Thank you so much for a wonderful series, I’ve missed the thrill and imagination of reading.

  24. Pierre Morin

    I have greatly enjoyed all your podcast books that are at Podiobooks. I just found your site yesterday and got a couple more. Can’t wait to listen to them! Having a bit of trouble finding where to download the episodes. Are some not available for free?

      1. jenna

        i love your books i just read alive and alight and cannot wait for alone i want to read it now please make more books like this. i love this series. will you make more books like this? Thanks and could you send some books to casteel high school so i can read the final book.

  25. Paulo P

    Hi, all, specially you, Scott.
    Long time reader, first time poster (at least for many years). I downloaded, and listened to all your podcasts.
    I’m a bit of a son of a bitch: I went for almost 2 years without listening to you (except for some Friday fixes) just to be listen to Alight and Alive in one go. My opinion?
    It’s different from your usual work. I’m in my forties and… YA fiction is not really my thing. But your sci-fi books are… So I went for them. (SPOILER ALERT) The big space ship reveal in the first book was not such a big reveal for me: after reading “Rendez-vous with Rama” and watching Babylon 5, it was a bit obvious… Also the fact that’s a Scott Sigler novel (a well known sci-fi writer) made it obvious it was set on some kind of ship or space station… But for younger readers? I guess it was mind blowing… The fact that the kids were some kind of clones? Also not a big reveal for me (I blame it on the dozens of sci-fi books and films I read and saw over the years). If I had something to really complain this books it’s that the first book is very straight forward, and does not have the usual degree of complexity of a Scott Sigler: they wake up, they wander around, they find new kids… The linear action is worth it for something new (at least for me): being able to listen to Em’s thoughts, interpreting all kinds of situations, brings a more complex side to a otherwise very linear story.
    The second book had lots more stuff going on. I listened to them both in about one week, so the first half of the first book, for me, was almost like a preamble to the real story.
    I think I spotted a factual error (again, HUGE SPOILER ALERT) in the epilogue of the second book you say something about the kid (Gaston??? I’m not sure of the name, sorry) that got Spin pregnant telling all other kids about it. Wasn’t it Aramoski’s (sorry, I’m not sure how to spell the priest kid’s name) that made that big reveal in front of everyone to catch Em off guard?
    I can’t wait for the third book. I’m always broke (having a baby does that to you :-)), but I’ll probably try to buy the e-book and read it as soon as it comes out.
    One thing Scott: You lashed out on Rob, for his very unfortunate comment. Considering the target age group for this books, I wouldn’t be so hard on the kid…
    Right now I’m almost over listening to “The Champion”. It’s off topic, but the GFL books are a bit weird to me: I’m from Portugal and American Football is not a thing here. You once made a podcast explaing the game, but it’s still very confusing for non-americans. I usually zone out during the game descriptions and the score results and tune on again for the “meat” of the story. I love the world building and the characters are great. I had the mp3 files for the original “The Rookie” version somewhere on my pc, with all the cursing :-). After finishing “the Champion”, I guess I’ll dig up the original Earthcore mp3 files and have a second go at it… It was my first podcast novel, almost 10 years ago.
    Love you, man, keep up the good work.

    1. scottsigler

      Paulo: Yes, the spoilers you noted are easily detectable by veteran SF readers. I still tried to play with the tropes a little bit and make some surprises. I think you’ll find Book III enhances your experience with Book I and Book II, because there is a lot of setup going on in those books that won’t become clear until the bat-shit crazy hits in ALONE.

      As for American Football, I’m glad you like the stories even though you’re not crazy about the game itself.

    2. Mahala Blair

      I find this review/comment to be so interesting. It about floored me when I read how all of the “big reveals” in book one didn’t really phase you. *SPOILER* Especially the reveal that they were on a space ship the whole time. The fact that I am 18 years old, and that this was the first Scott Sigler novel I’ve had the pleasure of reading, probably plays a key role in that. It was just interesting to see a more seasoned sci-fi reader’s, take on it. It was also refreshing to see how you gave all of your options with out really attacking the author. I spend a lot of time on the YA forums reading reviews (since I mainly read YA) and its not an uncommon thing to witness an ‘author bashing’. Hopefully this is due to age and maturity and will be outgrown, haha. Sorry for the weird, somewhat random comment😁

  26. Ashley Anne

    Hey Scott,

    Great work on the series. Can’t wait for Alone to come out.

    Question for you: Who are the characters on all of the books?
    I think I read somewhere that the final installment is Spingate?

  27. Juliette

    I’ve read alive and alight in 5 days and that’s the first time i’m reading a book in english! (I live in France) I really love the story and the way you write!! I can’t wait to read alone!

      1. Rob

        Don’t be that way, I didn’t mean it! 😉 I’ll still care, I’d just finished the 2nd book when I wrote that, and aside from being a Sigler Junkie, I’m a Closure Junky and a year seemed a really long time to wait, so had a bit of a strop. I apologise, would never want to offend someone who has provided me with so many hours of great reading. Incidentally, the first book of yours I ever read, was Infected, which I picked up completely at random in a Spanish airport -when I hadn’t read a fiction book for years. Since then I’ve gotten back into reading for pleasure and have read hundreds of books, in no small part because of how much I loved Infected. I’ve read the rest of that trilogy, Ancestor and Nocturnal and of course the two books that precede Alone. Sorry for mouthing off, I think you’re a fantastic writer..

        Is there any chance of a sequel to Ancestor one day?

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