Book Trailer: Ancestor by Scott Sigler

14 Jun

I know it’s been doing the rounds already, but here’s the trailer again for those who haven’t seen it yet. 🙂 Enjoy!

New York Times best-selling author Scott Sigler unleashes ANCESTOR, a hardcover horror novel out June 22, 2010. Scott is the author of INFECTED and CONTAGIOUS, which are being published in fifteen countries.

Synopses of the novel ANCESTOR:
Every five minutes, a transplant candidate dies while waiting for a compatible heart, a liver, a kidney. Imagine a technology that could provide those life-saving transplant organs for a nominal fee … and imagine what a company would do to monopolize that technology.

On a remote island in the Canadian Arctic, PJ Colding leads a group of geneticists who have discovered this holy grail of medicine. By reverse-engineering thousands of animal genomes, Colding’s team has dialed back the evolutionary clock and re-created the progenitor of all mammals. The method? Illegal. The result? A computer-engineered living creature, an animal whose organs can be implanted in any person, with no chance of transplant rejection.

There’s just one problem: these ancestors are not the docile herd animals that Colding’s team envisioned. Instead, Colding’s work has given birth to something big, something evil…something very, very hungry.

As creators become prey in the ultimate battle for survival, Colding and the woman he loves must fight to survive — even as government agents close in to shut the project down, and the deep-pocketed company backing this research reveals its own cold-blooded agenda.

ANCESTOR is at once an action-packed tale featuring a host of deadly, hungry critters and a flawed but heroic group of people trying to survive … and a terrifyingly believable exploration of what can happen when hubris, greed, and madness drive scientific experimentation past the brink of reason. Sigler takes us on the ultimate thrill ride — you’ll be looking over your shoulder long after you’re done reading, just in case.

Scott Sigler is a popular podcaster and the New York Times bestselling author of INFECTED and CONTAGIOUS. Scott lives in San Francisco with his wife and their dog, a dog that has a rather suspcious resemblance to the bone-crunching critters in ANCESTOR. Interact with Scott and his fans at

By Scott Sigler
On-sale Date: June 22, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-307-40633-0
Price: $24.99 hardcover

Look like a great book! Ancestor will hit the shelves on the 22nd of June (yep, only a couple of weeks to go), so here’s the Amazon US link you’ll need to pre-order the book. Also, check out Scott’s official website for more info on him and his work. 🙂



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3 responses to “Book Trailer: Ancestor by Scott Sigler

  1. Bookstooge

    June 15, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    Now this looks interesting. Have to say, along with Cronin’s “Passage”, I’m getting into this horror/scifi mix. They seem to complement each other rather well…

    • Dave-Brendon de Burgh

      June 15, 2010 at 11:32 pm

      Have to agree with you, it definitely looks like it’s going to be a kickass book, we’re getting it here in South Africa too but only in September, so still have a while to wait. 🙂


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