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Publisher Empty Set Entertainment
Published 2017 eBook

2018 paperback

Pages 577
ISBN 978-0-9831963-5-8
Podcasted Page
This entry is for the novel EARTHCORE.
For more information regarding the entry for the EarthCore Corporation, refer to this article

EARTHCORE was originally published in 2001 by iPublish, an AOL/Time Warner imprint. With the novel doing well as a promotional ebook, Time Warner was planning on publishing the novel. However, the economic slump following September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, caused Time Warner to do away with the imprint in 2004. Sigler decided to start podcasting his novel in March 2005, as the worlds first podcast only novel to build hype and garner an audience for his work. Sigler considered it a natural progression to offer the book as a free audio download. In 2006, Sigler was able to get EARTHCORE offered as a paid download on iTunes. Another milestone was set when EARTHCORE became one of the first audiobooks broadcast on Sirius Satellite Radio, second only to Sigler’s other novel, Ancestor.


Deep below a desolate Utah mountain lies the largest platinum deposit ever discovered. A billion-dollar find, it waits for any company that can drill a world's record, three-mile-deep mine shaft.

EarthCore is the company with the technology, the resources and the guts to go after the mother lode. Young executive Connell Kirkland is the company's driving force, pushing himself and those around him to uncover the massive treasure.

But Kirkland and EarthCore are not the first to find this treasure. The mountain's history reveals two centuries of disappearances, murder, and insanity.

The discovery of ancient platinum knives, razor-sharp despite lying untouched for 1,000 years, reveals evidence of an ancient culture. If the artifacts are genuine, they show a pre-historic empire that once spanned from the Southern tip of South America all the way up through the American Southwest.

Wealth and fame lie under that Utah mountain, but at three miles below the surface, where the rocks are so hot they burn bare skin, something has been waiting for centuries. Waiting ... and guarding. Kirkland and EarthCore are about to find out first-hand why this treasure has never been unearthed.


EarthCore Employees

Name Information Fan Named
Charles Yakely, Jr. Former CEO of the EarthCore Corporation
Barbara Yakely CEO of the EarthCore Corporation
Connell Kirkland Operating Executive for the EarthCore Corporation
Angus Kool Senior Geologist/Scientist
Randy Wright Geologist/Scientist – Direct report to Angus Kool
Patrick O'Doyle EarthCore Security Chief
Bertha Lybrand EarthCore Security
Cho Takachi EarthCore Security


Name Information Fan Named
Sonny McGuiness Prospector
Kayla Meyers Former NSA operative


Name Information Fan Named
Veronica Reeves Lead Geologist at the Mount Fitzroy site
Sanji Haak “Father” of Veronica Reeves
Mack Hendricks Geologist and world renowned miner

Miscellaneous Characters

Name Information Fan Named
Samuel J. Anderson BYU Student
Wilford Igoe, Jr. BYU Student
Douglas Nadia BYU Student
Dennis the Deadhead aka Dennis Diving-Bird, a Hopi Indian & Utah local
Jebadaiah Jessup
Cori Kirkland Wife of Connell Kirkland
André Vogel Director of the National Security Agency

Release Schedule


Cover Art Edition Country Release Date Site
1st Ed. Paperback United States November 15, 2005 U.S.
1st Ed. Paperback United Kingdom December 30, 2005
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1st Ed. Paperback Germany June 2008
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Paperback by Heyne Verlag Germany July 2010
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eBook United States 2017
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Paperback United States April 2018


Cover Art Edition Country Release Date Site
Podcast Audio Release Worldwide (Internet) 2005
Audible Original Release Worldwide 5/30/2017 Audible Library

Promotional Efforts

A video trailer was created as part of the release of the German language hardcover edition of EARTHCORE. Released by publishers Otherworld Verlag, the trailer can be viewed at this YouTube link.

External Links

Novels by Scott Sigler

Aliens: Phalanx • Alive • Alight • Alone • EarthCore • Mount Fitz Roy • Ancestor • Descendant • Infected • Contagious • Pandemic • The Rookie • The Starter • The All-Pro  • The MVP • The Champion • The Crypt • Nocturnal