Gripping authenticity and an uncompromising white-knuckled pace . . . A terrifying tour de force
Timely and terrifying, The Last Astronaut propels us deep into the mysteries of space for a near-future SF/horror hybrid that's breathless, compulsive reading. This book deserves to be the one you see everyone reading on the subway or at the beach. Carve out the time to read it in one sitting. An absolutely stellar effort from David Wellington
A suspenseful, fast-paced story of first contact with an alien object that could destroy all life on Earth . . . A race against time to save humankind, a veteran astronaut trying to make things right, and an utterly strange and genuinely horrifying alien world to explore - this story's got everything
Wellington's terrifying exploration of near-future alien contact layers a shocking 'what if' on the bones of current science and space exploration . . .Wellington creates a gripping story that reveals its horrors one inexorable, plausible detail at a time. Readers will be riveted-and will want to keep all the lights on.
[A] fast-paced near-future tale of discovery and mystery . . . Reads like a darker, more horrific version of The Martian