The Explorer

The Explorer

eBook - 2012
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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: Glasgow : HarperCollins Publishers, 2012
ISBN: 9780007456772
0007456778
9780062229519
0062229516
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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As the only surviving crew member aboard a deep-space flight, journalist Cormac Easton is isolated and alone, with no way of returning to Earth. Strung out in space and running out of options, Easton is faced with the hardest of decisions. This tense and imaginatively constructed novel is a claus... Read More »


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Jul 13, 2016

To be honest, I didn't finish this, so I won't rate it. However, there is only so much floating around in nothingness I can take before I get bored and drift off. I didn't much like the main character and didn't know enough about the other characters to really care about what was happening. This may or may not be a spoiler as I'm just throwing out a guess as to where this story was going, but I got the feeling it was headed in an 'Interstellar' meets 'Donnie Darko' in space sort of direction, which could be interesting, but I couldn't work up the enthusiasm to care or read any further. Take this with a grain of salt; It might be great, I just never finished it and don't plan to in the future.

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Mar 20, 2013

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 spiraling toward his own inevitable death . . . unless he can do something to stop it.

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