Far from the Light of Heaven (Paperback)Tade Thompson (author)
'Gripping and skilfully told, with an economy and freshness of approach that is all Tade Thompson's own. The setting is interstellar, but it feels as real, immediate and lethal as today's headlines' Alastair Reynolds
Arthur C. Clarke Award winner Tade Thompson makes a triumphant return to science fiction with this unforgettable vision of humanity's future in the chilling emptiness of space.
The colony ship Ragtime docks in the Lagos system, having travelled light years from home to bring one thousand sleeping souls to safety among the stars.
Some of the sleepers, however, will never wake - and a profound and sinister mystery unfolds aboard the gigantic vessel. Its skeleton crew are forced to make decisions that will have repercussions for all of humanity's settlements - from the scheming politicians of Lagos station, to the colony planet of Bloodroot, to other far flung systems and indeed Earth itself.
'A gripping space opera with characters fighting for their lives aboard a dying starship. I enjoyed it so much and can't wait to see what Thompson does next' Martha Wells, author of the Murderbot Diaries
'Simultaneously brutally grounded and wildly imaginative' Adrian Tchaikovsky, author of Children of Time
'Perfectly balances inspired universe building with both high-octane action and emotional depth' Big Issue
'Readers looking for a smart sci-fi mystery should snap this up' Publishers Weekly
'First-rate space opera from one of the genre's most exciting voices' Gareth L. Powell
'Tade Thompson is a writer of enormous heart and talent. Just brilliant' Dave Hutchinson
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 30 mm
Gripping and skillfully told, with an economy and freshness of approach that is all Tade Thompson's own. The setting is interstellar, but it feels as real, immediate and lethal as today's headlines. Whatever he does next, it's bound to be interesting-- Alastair Reynolds
Readers looking for a smart sci-fi mystery should snap this up -- Publishers Weekly
A first-rate space opera from one of the genre's most exciting voices-- Gareth L. Powell
A fascinating hybrid of taut murder mystery and a vividly-imagined, expansive science fiction future that will linger long in my mind -- Stark Holburn
Tade Thompson is a writer of enormous heart and talent. Just brilliant -- Dave Hutchinson
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“Fast-paced, enjoyable, and intriguing”
Far From The Light of Heaven is a fast paced, enjoyable read - I sped through it in under 48 hours, and constantly wanted to find out what happened next.
The only down-side to this book was that the ending felt rather... More
This book begins well, with a strong premise that had me interested immediately. Colony-ship Ragtime has sailed through the stars for ten years. But when first mate Michelle Campion wakes up, she discovers a horrible... More
“A Great Read”
I liked this sci-fi murder mystery. The writing was great and it was a thrilling read that had so much drama and action to it. There were a couple of times i got confused with that what was happening but i was so... More
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