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Three thousand years after a chunk of iron the size of Khufu’s pyramid collides with Europa, Jupiter’s sixth moon, an asteroid borne of the collision crashes into Earth’s Arctic ice shelf carrying extraterrestrial microbial life. The first man to come into contact with the microbes hears voices—and then dies.

After determining the meteorite originated from Europa, the Global Exploratory Corporation sends oceanographer and biologist, Kathy Connelly, and her crew to the moon aboard the Surveyor, an experimental spacecraft. They are charged with the task of melting through miles of ice to the hidden ocean beneath, where the search for alien microorganisms begins. But a startling discovery awaits them on the surface of Europa.


Vast fields of red, plant-like organisms fill the cracks crisscrossing the moon’s surface, surviving on nutrients welling up from the waters below. Intoxicated by thoughts of what might lie beneath, Connelly and her crew activate the Thermal Exploratory System and melt through the ice—toward a world that does not want to be found, toward a force that will do anything to make sure they never leave.

They search for life. They find death.


"Here's a near-future space adventure that's as frightening as it is smart. Jeremy Robinson's BENEATH is packed with believable tech, a page-turning story and an alien intelligence so creepy, you'll pray NASA never makes it past the moon."
--J.C. Hutchins, author of PERSONAL EFFECTS: DARK ART and 7th SON: DESCENT

"Jeremy Robinson hits his stride in BENEATH. His story-telling is as tight as ever, delivering thrills that raise the heart rate and science detail that gets the mind cranking just has hard. An evocative blend of Crichton and Clarke, BENEATH is destined to become an instant new media classic."
--Phil Rossi, Best Selling author of CRESCENT, HARVEY, and EDEN

"Isolation, cold, and the unknown: Like The Thing, Into the Void taps into those fears, and a couple more we never know we had. Robinson strips away all that we hold dear, sends us into the deep dark, and dares us to make our way out of it."
--Mur Lafferty, author of PLAYING FOR KEEPS and award-winning podcaster of I SHOULD BE WRITING and the HEAVEN series

“Robinson grabbed my attention in the first chapter, and kept hold of it. BENEATH isn’t your run of the mill way distant future fantasy sci-fi. It reads like its real, like it could happen today…but we hope and pray it doesn’t.”
--Basil Sands, author of 65 BELOW and FAITHFUL WARRIOR

"Masterful Craftsmanship...a chilling tale that finally answers the question: Are we alone?"


"There's nothing timid about Robinson..."
-- Jeff Long, NY Times bestselling author of THE DESCENT and YEAR ZERO

"How do you find an original story idea in the crowded action-thriller genre? Two words: Jeremy Robinson."
-- Scott Sigler, New York Times bestselling author of CONTAGIOUS and INFECTED

"Jeremy Robinson is an original and exciting voice."
-- Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of THE CHARLEMAGNE PURSUIT

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  • Astrogeologist, Michael Peterson makes a horrific discovery in the Arctic. A year later, Kathy Connelly and her crew are called away from their research in Antarctica.

  • Connelly, Peterson, Willard and Robert arrive at the Global Exploration Corporation headquarters, meet the rest of the crew, Choi and Harris, and are tasked with their new mission: the search for life on Europa.

  • The crew is tested, taught and trained for the mission before beginning the long trip to Europa.

  • The crew arrives in orbit around Europa and are greeted by a freakish phenomenon. They take some time to explore the ship.

  • After learning about their new spacesuits, Connelly's Thermal Exploratory System (TES) is launched to the surface of Europa. The crew follows and makes an amazing discovery.

  • While Connelly, Willard and Robert use TES to melt through the frozen surface of Europa, Choi and Peterson collect samples, which are then brought back to the ship.

  • Peterson experiments with a specimen with disastrous results.

  • Robert and Connelly descend through the ice and into the Europian ocean.The true effects of Peterson's poisoning begin to emerge.

  • Robert and Connelly discover something amazing in the Europoan ocean. Choi learns that there is more to the surface of Europa than they realized. Peterson loses control of himself.

  • Peterson heads to the surface. Robert and Connelly encounter something huge, and hungry, in the Europian ocean. Choi is attacked.

  • Choi confronts Peterson. Willard fights to rescue Connelly and Robert, before their time runs out.

  • Willard, Robert and Connelly descend into a cave system beneath the ocean and find they're unwelcome.

  • Choi is subdued and captured, but mounts an escape. Connelly, Robert and Willard are pursued deeper into the cave system.

  • Connelly, Willard and Robert are confronted by something new. Peterson fights his condition.

  • The crew beneath the surface encounters an intelligence.

  • Peterson and Choi duke it out while those beneath flee towards the surface.

  • The crew retreats while something monsterous presses the attack in this final episode of BENEATH!

"Beneath" was a fascinating concept that left me wanting quite a few bits here and there. I can completely buy the initial discovery and subsequent trip to Io. Some of the future tech ideas are kind of neat. On the other hand, I ran into LOTS of things that bothered ...
This is a very interesting thriller. Not a very compelling science fiction novel. And the author makes an amazing amount of really odd word choises, such as "clamber" where I expected "clatter" and many, many similar things. The "Kronos" was much better in many respects. I am willing to grant ...
I like the book alot but have 2 things I think you could change that would make the story much eaiser to follow. First the characters are always refered to by their last names, but when they talk to each other they mostly use their first names. This gets very ...
Enjoying it so far. One thing grabbed my attention though, at some point there's a discussion of the air pressure decreasing rapidly (but apparently not dangerously) for a short time and the characters are portrayed as holding their breaths. Which is precisely the wrong thing to do, breathe out and ...
Hi Jeremy Firstly I want to say, thank you for an excellent book. I really enjoyed it. And while I realize it is fiction, and don't have a problem with fictional technology, I think I found a glaring mistake where you failed to adhere to the technology you created. *****SPOILER ...
Jeremy, thanks for presenting your work in this format, for sticking to a consistent release schedule and springing for professional narration. Jeff Kafer, another great job. For all the simplification of science and situation, this was still an engaging story. I could quibble about dialog, editing etc, but the bottom ...
Thanks Rosanna. Appreciate the support. To others, please remember that this is FREE. Is this my best book? No. Those are published by Thomas Dunne, in hard cover, with an editor. This is an older book of mine and was put out, at my expense (not the listener's), because a ...
I was not disappointed. I loved this book. It had just the right blend of science and fiction and fantasy and thrills to keep me wanting more. I think that Jeremy Robinson does such a great job at characterization and interweaving fantasy with reality..... that some people forget about the ...
I just finished this book but would have to agree with several of the commenter's here, I really had to suspend my disbelief to an unreasonable level. Sure aliens on Europa, no problem, spaceship full of scientists there no problem. The problems are with the way the scientists behave, regularly ...
So much talent wasted. You have great audio quality and the narration is spot on BUT it is so childish. Listening to Beneath makes me feel so, so old. If this is a young persons novel - OK, but you should say so. This story has so much potential all ...

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