Thorndike Press

2034: A Novel of the Next World War

  • Admiral James Stavridis
  • Elliot Ackerman
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  • ISBN-10: 1432888803
  • ISBN-13: 9781432888800
  • Shipping Weight: 1.00 lbs ( .45 kgs)
  • 462 Pages | Hardcover
  • Available July 2021



An Instant New York Times Bestseller

On March 12, 2034, Commodore Sarah Hunt is on the bridge of her flagship, the USS John Paul Jones, conducting a routine patrol in the South China Sea. On that same day, Major Chris "Wedge" Mitchell is flying an F35E Lightning over the Strait of Hormuz. By the end of that day, Wedge will be an Iranian prisoner, and Sarah Hunt’s destroyer will lie at the bottom of the sea. Iran and China have coordinated their moves, which involve the use of powerful new forms of cyber weaponry. In a single day, America’s strategic pre-eminence is in tatters. A new, terrifying era is at hand.


Customer Reviews

“A frightening look at how a major-power showdown might race out of control. . . . This compelling thriller should be required reading for our national leaders and translated into Mandarin.”

— Kirkus Reviews (starred)

“Chilling yet compulsively readable work of speculative fiction . . . Ackerman and Stavridis have created a brilliantly executed geopolitical tale that is impossible to put down and that serves as a dire, all-too-plausible warning that recent events could have catastrophic consequences.”

— Booklist (starred)

“Those seeking a realistic look at how a future world war might play out will be rewarded.”

— Publishers Weekly