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The Explorer (Hardback)
  • The Explorer (Hardback)

The Explorer (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 17/01/2013
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A tense, claustrophobic and gripping science fiction thriller from the author of The Testimony. When journalist Cormac Easton is selected to document the first manned mission into deep space, he dreams of securing his place in history as one of humanity's great explorers. But in space, nothing goes according to plan. The crew wake from hypersleep to discover their captain dead in his allegedly fail-proof safety pod. They mourn, and Cormac sends a beautifully written eulogy back to Earth. The word from ground control is unequivocal: no matter what happens, the mission must continue. But as the body count begins to rise, Cormac finds himself alone and spiralling towards his own inevitable death ...unless he can do something to stop it.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007456758

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Fantastically dark and mysterious this is simply brilliant. With a real graphic novel way of writing James Smythe has created a claustrophobic exlporation of life, humanity and time. With some great twists and turns... More

Hardback edition
11th July 2013
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“Nothing new if you're a sci-fi fan, unfortunately.”

I'm glad i read this, and enjoyed it, mostly. It's just the ending, which i can't say much about without giving away spoilers, didn't really do much for me. I was totally on board for about two... More

Hardback edition
28th March 2013
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“Dark and tense.”

About a week ago I saw a student on breakfast TV being interviewed about becoming part of a one way mission into space, watching the interview reminded me that I had had this book on my radar for a little while. I am... More

Hardback edition
22nd January 2014
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