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The Last Astronaut

The Last Astronaut

***Shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award 2020***

‘An edge-of-your-seat tale of first contact’
Gareth L. Powell

A terrifying tour de force . . . Gripping authenticity and an uncompromising white-knuckled pace’ James Rollins

‘Timely and terrifying, The Last Astronaut propels us deep into the mysteries of space . . . breathless, compulsive reading’ Christopher Golden

A huge alien object has entered the solar system and is now poised above the Earth. It has made no attempt to communicate.

Out of time and options, NASA turns to its last living astronaut – Commander Sally Jansen, who must lead a team of raw recruits on a mission to make First Contact.

But as the object reveals its secrets, Jansen and her crew find themselves in a desperate struggle for survival – against the cold vacuum of space, and something far, far worse . . .

‘Great action, knockout characters, scarily believable science’ Jackson Ford
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items

On Sale: 25th July 2019

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780356512297


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
Christopher Golden
Gripping authenticity and an uncompromising white-knuckled pace . . . A terrifying tour de force
James Rollins
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.
Publisher's Weekly
[A] fast-paced near-future tale of discovery and mystery . . . Reads like a darker, more horrific version of The Martian