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Vessel: A Novel

Vessel: A Novel

An astronaut returns to Earth after losing her entire crew to an inexplicable disaster, but is her version of what happened in space the truth? Or is there more to the story? --

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ISBN 9781501168772
Barcode 9781501168772
Published 1 June 2019 by Simon & Schuster
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Nichols, Lisa A.
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ISBN-13 9781501168772
ISBN-10 1501168770
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Imprint Emily Bestler Books
Publication Date 1 June 2019
International Publication Date 21 May 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Nichols, Lisa A.
Category Adventure / Thriller
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 30mm
Weight 451g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress United States, Science fiction, Women astronauts, Secrecy, Families
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 977665

Description of this Book

An astronaut returns to Earth after losing her entire crew to an inexplicable disaster, but is her version of what happened in space the truth? Or is there more to the story.... A tense, psychological thriller perfect for fans of Dark Matter and The Martian. After Catherine Wells's ship experiences a deadly incident in deep space and loses contact with NASA, the entire world believes her dead. Miraculously--and mysteriously--she survived, but with little memory of what happened. Her reentry after a decade away is a turbulent one: her husband has moved on with another woman and the young daughter she left behind has grown into a teenager she barely recognizes. Catherine, too, is different. The long years alone changed her, and as she readjusts to being home, sometimes she feels disconnected and even, at times, deep rage toward her family and colleagues. There are periods of time she can't account for, too, and she begins waking up in increasingly strange and worrisome locations, like restricted areas of NASA. Suddenly she's questioning everything that happened up in space: how her crewmates died, how she survived, and now, what's happening to her back on Earth. Smart, gripping, and compelling, this page-turning sci-fi thriller will leave you breathless.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A strong premise and evocative psychological elements . . . a welcome SF debut. * Kirkus Reviews * A tense, character-driven debut . . . a lot here to appeal to fans of near-future drama. * Publishers Weekly *

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Author's Bio

Lisa A. Nichols lives in Michigan with a tiny ridiculous dog, too many cats, and a crush on Luke Skywalker that she should've outgrown thirty years ago.

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