I’M LOST. I’M SCARED. AND THERE’S SOMETHING HORRIBLE IN HERE.
My name is Gary Rendell. I’m an astronaut. When they asked me as a kid what I wanted to be when I grew up, I said, “astronaut, please!” I dreamed astronaut, I worked astronaut, I studied astronaut. I got lucky; when a probe exploring the Oort Cloud found a strange alien rock and an international team of scientists was put together to go and look at it, I made the draw.
I got even luckier. When disaster hit and our team was split up, scattered through the endless cold tunnels, I somehow survived.
Now I’m lost, and alone, and scared, and there’s something horrible in here.
Lucky, lucky, lucky.
A new standalone novella by the Arthur C Clarke Award-winning author of Children of Time.
I love everything Tchaikovsky writes- it’s dark sci fi mixed with a sense of humor and deep intelligence. This novella is everything I wanted distilled into a novella format. I cranked through it in a few hours and just wish it had been longer! I appreciated the nod to ancient literature at the end too!