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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 25/07/2019
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'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

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' Rob Boffard

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

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780356512297
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 26 mm


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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 * Kirkus *

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 * Booklist *

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“Like The Martian, but better”

Classic near future space opera but with an up-to-date approach to characterisation and dialogue, The Last Astronaut is a gripping tale of a NASA expedition to confront an archetypal Big Dumb Object that has appeared... More

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