Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff's second installment hits shelves in October

By Allison Sadlier
June 21, 2016 at 03:14 PM EDT

The space saga continues. Readers can expect the Illuminae sequel Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff in October. In the meantime, anxious fans get read an excerpt from the book below.

Once again, readers can follow the story in a series of emails, dossiers, and classified documents. The stakes only get higher in Gemina as new characters Hanna and Nik are forced to save their Jump Station Heimdall from a deadly BeiTech strike team. Check out this note from the authors and see the full excerpt, debuting exclusively on EW, below.

Welcome back to the Illuminae Files! Ready for more death, destruction and mayhem in spaaaaace? You’re in the right place! Illuminae told the story of a fleet on the run to safety after their planet was attacked. We like to describe it as “Battlestar Galactica meets Ten Things I Hate About You.” But though the fleet in Illuminae sent mayday after mayday to their destination, they never heard back. Welcome to the sequel, a book we like to describe as “Die Hard meets Alien”: Gemina, where we find out just why that reply to their calls for help never came…

You’re among the first in the world to have read GEMINA. Now you can pre-order here


Gemina excerpt