The Continuance Series

The human race has been cast from a dying Earth to wander the stars in a vast fleet of arks. But the universe is stranger and more deadly than anyone could have foreseen.

The novels of the Continuance series can be read in any order.

Stars and Bones

The human diaspora runs up against a being capable of infecting and usurping anything it touches, and it’s up to Eryn King and her scout ship Furious Ocelot to to seek out a legendary recluse who just might hold the key to humanity’s survival.

Descendant Machine

When Nicola Mafalda’s scout ship comes under attack, she’s left deeply traumatised by her ship’s drastic attempts to save her. Months later, when an old flame comes to her for help, she realises she has to find a way to forgive both of them in order to stop a giant machine from destroying history.

“Powell balances plot, action, and character development perfectly”. – Publishers Weekly

“Gareth Powell drops you into the action from the first page and then Just. Keeps. Going. This is a pro at the top of his game.” – John Scalzi

“A headlong, visceral plunge into a future equal parts fascinating and terrifying.” – Adrian Tchaikovsky

“A gripping, fast-paced space opera that poses the unique question: what if instead of saving humanity, aliens decided to save the Earth?” – Stina Leicht, author of Persephone Station

“A grand scale adventure packed with fun banter, snappy prose, and masterful science.” – Essa Hansen, author of Nophek Gloss

“An interstellar intelligence has a plan for Earth’s future, but is humanity a part of it? Fast-paced and thoughtful, Stars and Bones leaves the reader well-fed with hearty helpings of mystery, suspense, adventure, and terror.”
Marina Lostetter, author of Noumenon

“Gareth Powell’s Stars and Bones is shocking and beautiful–an electric, epic, and sometimes gruesome look at humanity facing its biggest challenge yet. Powell keeps the pressure on and doesn’t let go. I enjoyed it immensely.” –
Karen Osborne, author of Architects of Memory

“A vividly imagined, propulsive read. Filled with a loveable cast of characters. Powell’s writing creates a rich tapestry of their voices and inner lives. I think readers will be thrilled by this story.” – Temi Oh, author of Do You Dream of Terra-Two?

“Big ships, big ideas and big emotions. Thrilling space opera which is epic in scope, yet always rooted at the human level, as all the best sci-fi is.” – Emma Newman, author of Planetfall

“An interstellar collision of massive ideas and startling originality.” – Zack Jordan, author of The Last Human