. There were twists that got my attention, a visual scope that prompted striking imagery, and characters that were forced to deal with an impossible task. When they encounter an extraterrestrial lifeforms, they are on … And for a newly published novel about events that happen in the future with advanced technology, why are astronauts still using halogen flashlights? I loved this portion when sanity was threatened and survival was a struggle – it was the quiet moments of reflection as well as the edge-of-your-seat suspense that made it compelling. A little long winded in places it's nevertheless a gripping and in places, scary book and with a realistic premise. Can’t recommend it. She is supposed to be driven to “save” another team that continually tells her to go away and leave them alone. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 23, 2020. {"bd_js_shop":"Shop","bd_js_too_long_for_shipping_label":"Sorry, that's too long for our shipping labels","bd_js_too_long":"Sorry, that's too long","bd_js_could_not_find_address_try_again":"Sorry, we couldn't find the address.  24,00 €, 10,25 € The subject field is required. It's a great premise and well executed. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. From the very first few chapters I had a hard time getting into the book. The weakest part of the novel is probably the characters. Gritting her teeth, she gathers her crew and sets out to see what intelligence is driving 2I/2044 D1 and what it portends for Earth. Carve out the time to read it in one sitting. 9780316419574 0316419575 9780356512297 0356512290. Haunted by her last failed mission as NASA’s leading astronaut, Sally Jansen believed her time in space to be over, but as Earth discovers a large object that has entered its solar system on a direct course for the planet, they've no choice but to try and communicate. Shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award 2020! I won’t spoil it. It reminds me of Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth in its fantasy and its impossibility, but it is billed as science fiction. .  12,00 €, 6,00 €  31,90 €, 10,71 € Change ).  12,40 €, 18,36 € David Wellington is an acclaimed author who has previously published over twenty novels in different genres. For example, we use cookies to conduct research and diagnostics to improve our content, products and services, and to measure and analyse the performance of our services. Stevens and Jansen are joined by the astrobiologist Parminder Rao, who’s spent her whole life hoping for first contact, and Major Windsor Hawkins, who’s just following orders. The premise was intriguing and I love first contact scenarios. Find out now. --Publishers Weekly (starred review)Sally Jansen was NASA's leading astronaut, until a mission to Mars ended in disaster. I don't often write reviews but felt compelled after reading this book. Can the friendship of 10 year old prevent an ex con from destroying his future? Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. What a disappointment. , for example, to keep track of items stored in your shopping basket, prevent fraudulent activity, improve the security of our services, keep track of your specific preferences (e.g. This similarity was strong enough to be quite annoying, as for a significant time I was oscillating between understanding that any book about an exploration of this nature would by necessity be somewhat similar, and feeling that it was simply too similar to justify publication. A Lovecraftian exploration of the cosmic horrors that lurk at the edge of our perception. Means a lot to hear that. . Astronauts go inside the thing and find (surprise) a hostile environment.  11,40 €, 14,46 € Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 10, 2020. You decide. Great read. Two girls, Luna Rigel and Naomi Portman, become intertwined with NASA and the CIA. A large alien object has entered the solar system on a straight course toward Earth. With no other living astronauts to turn to, NASA wants Jansen to lead an expedition to the object.  12,40 €, 9,35 €  12,40 €, 8,22 € It starts off great, and moves at a blistering pace, at one point mentioning that the characters needed to be fast-tracked to get into space then the next chapter having them in space already - it basically just skips ahead by six months. Please try again.  13,90 €, 9,96 € . Expected delivery to the Netherlands in 8-12 business days. . Separate up to five addresses with commas (,). To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. A joint NASA/military underwritten venture is sent to intercept and discover if this is going to be a problem or not, by some very different characters on board the NASA space vessel and what follows is an exploration of some seriously alien and frighteningly realistic concepts by the writer.  11,50 €, 10,00 € It’s just that they all feel about ¾ finished. Readers will be riveted and will want to keep all the lights on.  42,70 €, 10,10 € Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. . Haunted by her failure, she now lives in semiretirement, convinced her days in space are over. I try to stay within the genre that I write, mystery/Thriller.  19,60 €, 13,85 € There’s a frame story that allows Wellington a good degree of flexibility to give readers technical information and perspectives. Readers will beriveted-and will want to keep all the lights on. The stalemate has ended. This heightens the realism and ratchets up the tension—by the time we got to the book’s terrifying climax, we had every light in the house on. Out of time and out of options, NASA turns to Jansen. | 280g, Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. Wellington (The Cyclops Initiative) creates a gripping story that reveals its horrors one inexorable, plausible detail at a time.  11,40 €, 15,08 € In conclusion: The Last Astronaut was a book within a book, detailing NASA’s mission to communicate with an alien structure headed toward Earth. The characters were by no means perfect, but if anything they represented realistic human beings under copious amounts of stress.  11,40 €, 15,93 € But as the object slowly begins to reveal its terrifying secrets, what began as a journey to make First Contact becomes a desperate struggle for survival...and one thing becomes horribly clear: the future of humanity lies in Jansen's hands"--. You may send this item to up to five recipients. 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Readers will beriveted-and will want to keep all the lights on. He does this to escape the pending extinction of mankind, as well as to escape from his loneliness after losing the only real friend he ever had. Please enter your name. Reminded me of Rama, another great sci-fi classic.  11,50 €, Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter. , including ads relevant to your interests on Book Depository and to work with approved third parties in the process of delivering ad content, including ads relevant to your interests, to measure the effectiveness of their ads, and to perform services on behalf of Book Depository. [A] fast-paced near-future tale of discovery and mystery . Let’s also not forget Parminder Rao, who proved to be quite the memorable heroine alongside Jansen; the overall dynamics of the crew had its faults, granted, but benefited from the inner conflict. .  36,00 €, 15,83 € The ghosts will kill to get out. I am so late to the party, you are almost nearing your eleventh. Reviewed in the United States on August 11, 2019. Sally Jansen was NASA’s leading astronaut, until a mission to Mars ended in disaster. Could it be Hell?  11,40 €, 8,16 € It drew me in quite quickly and most of the science is solid. .  17,00 €, 11,19 € * Publisher's Weekly * 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. Great characters, including a wholly original “E.T.”, Reviewed in the United States on November 21, 2019. The plot moves along at a nice clip. . But I just could not get past how unlikeable the main character is. The coupling of horror and space can definitely create something vast and incredible, and that infinite dark certainly has the ability to make me feel particularly uneasy. ( Log Out /  In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. She\'s wrong. If you're a seller, Fulfillment by Amazon can help you grow your business. 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..."Breathless, compulsive reading." What a great summer read! A desperate mission is dispatched. If I had a criticism it would be in the middle where the characters took an exceptionally long time to get through the obstacles. Loved the characters and I did not see the ending coming. Grab it today. The inhabitants her gruesome children. Nope, nothing good at the end of this tedious rainbow. The premise is impossible, the treatment cute but ineffective, and the impact of the story, negligible. Some features of WorldCat will not be available. There was a problem loading your book clubs.  12,40 €, 10,89 € And now she had it, and it was a dark reflection of her dreams, it was the harsh laughter of the Void. But as the object slowly begins to reveal its terrifying secrets, what began as a journey to make First Contact becomes a desperate struggle for survival...and one thing becomes horribly clear: the future of humanity lies in Jansen\'s hands\"--\"@, Export to EndNote / Reference Manager(non-Latin), http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/oclc\/1043428804>. There were twists that got my attention, a visual scope that prompted striking imagery, and characters that were forced to deal with an impossible task. When they encounter an extraterrestrial lifeforms, they are on … And for a newly published novel about events that happen in the future with advanced technology, why are astronauts still using halogen flashlights? I loved this portion when sanity was threatened and survival was a struggle – it was the quiet moments of reflection as well as the edge-of-your-seat suspense that made it compelling. A little long winded in places it's nevertheless a gripping and in places, scary book and with a realistic premise. Can’t recommend it. She is supposed to be driven to “save” another team that continually tells her to go away and leave them alone. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 23, 2020. {"bd_js_shop":"Shop","bd_js_too_long_for_shipping_label":"Sorry, that's too long for our shipping labels","bd_js_too_long":"Sorry, that's too long","bd_js_could_not_find_address_try_again":"Sorry, we couldn't find the address.  24,00 €, 10,25 € The subject field is required. It's a great premise and well executed. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. From the very first few chapters I had a hard time getting into the book. The weakest part of the novel is probably the characters. Gritting her teeth, she gathers her crew and sets out to see what intelligence is driving 2I/2044 D1 and what it portends for Earth. Carve out the time to read it in one sitting. 9780316419574 0316419575 9780356512297 0356512290. Haunted by her last failed mission as NASA’s leading astronaut, Sally Jansen believed her time in space to be over, but as Earth discovers a large object that has entered its solar system on a direct course for the planet, they've no choice but to try and communicate. Shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award 2020! I won’t spoil it. It reminds me of Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth in its fantasy and its impossibility, but it is billed as science fiction. .  12,00 €, 6,00 €  31,90 €, 10,71 € Change ).  12,40 €, 18,36 € David Wellington is an acclaimed author who has previously published over twenty novels in different genres. For example, we use cookies to conduct research and diagnostics to improve our content, products and services, and to measure and analyse the performance of our services. Stevens and Jansen are joined by the astrobiologist Parminder Rao, who’s spent her whole life hoping for first contact, and Major Windsor Hawkins, who’s just following orders. The premise was intriguing and I love first contact scenarios. Find out now. --Publishers Weekly (starred review)Sally Jansen was NASA's leading astronaut, until a mission to Mars ended in disaster. I don't often write reviews but felt compelled after reading this book. Can the friendship of 10 year old prevent an ex con from destroying his future? Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. What a disappointment. , for example, to keep track of items stored in your shopping basket, prevent fraudulent activity, improve the security of our services, keep track of your specific preferences (e.g. This similarity was strong enough to be quite annoying, as for a significant time I was oscillating between understanding that any book about an exploration of this nature would by necessity be somewhat similar, and feeling that it was simply too similar to justify publication. A Lovecraftian exploration of the cosmic horrors that lurk at the edge of our perception. Means a lot to hear that. . Astronauts go inside the thing and find (surprise) a hostile environment.  11,40 €, 14,46 € Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 10, 2020. You decide. Great read. Two girls, Luna Rigel and Naomi Portman, become intertwined with NASA and the CIA. A large alien object has entered the solar system on a straight course toward Earth. With no other living astronauts to turn to, NASA wants Jansen to lead an expedition to the object.  12,40 €, 9,35 €  12,40 €, 8,22 € It starts off great, and moves at a blistering pace, at one point mentioning that the characters needed to be fast-tracked to get into space then the next chapter having them in space already - it basically just skips ahead by six months. Please try again.  13,90 €, 9,96 € . Expected delivery to the Netherlands in 8-12 business days. . Separate up to five addresses with commas (,). To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. A joint NASA/military underwritten venture is sent to intercept and discover if this is going to be a problem or not, by some very different characters on board the NASA space vessel and what follows is an exploration of some seriously alien and frighteningly realistic concepts by the writer.  11,50 €, 10,00 € It’s just that they all feel about ¾ finished. Readers will be riveted and will want to keep all the lights on.  42,70 €, 10,10 € Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. . Haunted by her failure, she now lives in semiretirement, convinced her days in space are over. I try to stay within the genre that I write, mystery/Thriller.  19,60 €, 13,85 € There’s a frame story that allows Wellington a good degree of flexibility to give readers technical information and perspectives. Readers will beriveted-and will want to keep all the lights on. The stalemate has ended. This heightens the realism and ratchets up the tension—by the time we got to the book’s terrifying climax, we had every light in the house on. Out of time and out of options, NASA turns to Jansen. | 280g, Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. Wellington (The Cyclops Initiative) creates a gripping story that reveals its horrors one inexorable, plausible detail at a time.  11,40 €, 15,08 € In conclusion: The Last Astronaut was a book within a book, detailing NASA’s mission to communicate with an alien structure headed toward Earth. The characters were by no means perfect, but if anything they represented realistic human beings under copious amounts of stress.  11,40 €, 15,93 € But as the object slowly begins to reveal its terrifying secrets, what began as a journey to make First Contact becomes a desperate struggle for survival...and one thing becomes horribly clear: the future of humanity lies in Jansen's hands"--. You may send this item to up to five recipients. The Book Depository Ltd.UK.  11,40 €, 9,80 €

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