A starship hurtles through the emptiness of space. Its destination-unknown. Its purpose-a mystery.
Now, one man wakes up. Ripped from a dream of a new home-a new planet and the woman he was meant to love in his arms-he finds himself wet, naked, and freezing to death. The dark halls are full of monsters but trusting other survivors he meets might be the greater danger.
All he has are questions -- Who is he? Where are they going? What happened to the dream of a new life? What happened to Hull 03?
All will be answered, if he can survive the ship.
Hull Zero Three is an edge-of-your-seat thrill ride through the darkest reaches of space.
Multiple Hugo and Nebula winner Bear (City at the End of Time) sets this difficult but rewarding short novel on an interstellar colony ship gone astray. Teacher was supposed to be awakened just before landfall. What he finds when he gains some semblance of consciousness, however, is a dangerous and chaotic environment, with monsters roaming the ship's corridors and no one in charge. As he and a small band of equally ignorant crew members attempt to reach the gigantic ship's control center, they travel through a series of labyrinthine spaces, uncovering a variety of clues to the disaster that has destroyed large parts of the starship and damaged the controlling AIs. Not for those who prefer their space opera simpleminded, this beautifully written tale where nothing is as it seems will please readers with a well-developed sense of wonder.
Jump Scares in Space
Well written but the story feels like a rip off of the old video game Doom: not much more than a bunch of jump scares by inexplicably gruesome monsters in a setting and a scenario that doesn’t make much sense.
Short but good.
Not quite worth $9.99
Good, not great but interesting
3.5 Stars. My third read of Hull Zero 3: It is really interesting and there are great characters all the way through, but I and others struggled to understand and keep track of the layout of the ship which really hampered the storytelling. Without giving spoilers, what actually happened that got the lead characters and Ship into such trouble is not as clear as I thought it could be and so ultimately I was not really convinced by the novel. Still, having said that, this is my third time through it and it has many great characters, plot lines and ideas like most Greg Bear novels.