Unity (Battlestar Galactica)
by Steven Harper
Tor Books Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 0765316080
Date: 03 April 2007 List Price $14.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Book Description: Battlestar Galactica has become the biggest hit series in the history of the Sci Fi Channel. Named the #1 TV series of 2005 by Time magazine, this powerful, dramatic show, entering its third season this fall, has taken critics and viewers by storm, proving that a show set in the future can transcend genre labels with good writing, fine acting, and tense, character-driven stories of human conflict. Readers who like the TV series, along with fans of the old show and anyone who just likes a rousing space adventure story, will be entranced by Steven Harpers fast-paced, gripping new novel. After a skirmish in which a Cylon craft is destroyed, a colonial-issue escape pod is found floating in space. Aboard Galactica, the crew discover in the pod a survivor, colonial singer Peter Atti, and his Cylon captor. Soon after his liberation, people begin babbling incoherently and dropping into comas. Unwittingly, Peter has been spreading a nerve-deteriorating Cylon weapon and he just performed for half the fleet. As Dr. Gaius Baltar works on a vaccine, a sect of fanatics begins to hail Peter as the religious leader who will save humanity. Like the Cylons, they worship one god, and they believe this virus is the path to salvation. They will do anything to keep the antidote from being distributed. But their salvation could mean the destruction of humankind. Readers will be hooked by the explosive chain of events that unfolds.
(Source: Tor Books)