A thrilling standalone science fiction space adventure from Philip K. Dick award-winning author S.J. Morden
Strange radio signals are coming from Jupiter's largest moons.
A natural phenomenon, or something else?
Commander Mariucci and his hand-picked research team know they will have to muster all of their expertise, creativity and teamwork to survive the very harshest of conditions in orbit around the king of planets. But when they intercept a peculiar radio transmission, they have to investigate. Nothing should work in these impossible conditions, so what is sending the signal . . . and why?
With a degrading ship and crew at breaking point, there's every chance they will tear themselves apart before they ever find the answer to the ultimate question - are we alone in the universe?
And more importantly - what do we do if we aren't?
A slow start embeds character and story with emphasis that nearly sticks the landing
I am going to keeps this short; the book has some grammatical errors that are minor at their wort.
The story is well written and the latter half of the book is gripping.
The characters are developed well and they’re consistent throughout the story. But like all grand science fiction stories it fails to delivers a satisfying finale, relying instead on interpretation by the reader because it was probably to big to ever truly answer.
I would very much enjoy some resolution given by the author because at this point leaving the story open to mystery is becoming a trope that I no longer enjoy. Even ending it as an abject lesson of some kind, droll as that may be, would provide sufficient resolution to these characters and their journey.