Discovery of the Saiph (Saiph #1)


Book 1 of the Saiph Series.

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A lost civilisation, a trove of underground secrets, and a daring mission outside the solar system. A riveting journey for fans of military sci-fi.



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In the not too distant future humans can travel to the stars. Almost instantaneously.

The Marco Polo, captained by David Catney, is the first of its kind to lead mankind to Proxima Centauri outside Earth’s Solar System. Unexpectedly the ship’s scientists detect power readings, they confirm they are artificial, obviously alien and emanate from Planet III… a wasteland that suffered a devastating nuclear bombardment many thousands of years before.

Archaeologists discover an alien library deep underground and are astonished to unlock its secrets with human DNA. They determine a race called the Saiph have left a database to guide human survival against a merciless and previously unencountered enemy called the ‘Others’. Now that humans have found the Saiph, the Others will surely find them.

The Saiph Series comes highly recommended from fans of the Honor Harrington and Lost Fleet series, the works of Jack McDevitt, John Ringo, The Mote In God’s Eye by Niven and Pournelle, Asimov and Arthur C Clark.


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First publication date

23 February 2014


Castrum Press

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Paul is a British Army veteran who started writing and publishing his own books in 2013/4. His first ever book 'Discovery of the Saiph' became an Amazon number 1 best seller and launched his career as a writer.


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