Far from the Light of Heaven

Far from the Light of Heaven

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 28/10/2021
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Far from the Light of Heaven
Out of this world
I am a fan of Tade Thompson’s Wormwood Trilogy and his writing style so how could I miss out on getting an ARC from Orbit for Far From the Light of Heaven.... READ MORE
Sharon at Maidstone

Synopsis

'Gripping and skilfully told, with an economy and freshness of approach that is all Tade Thompson's own. The setting is interstellar, but it feels as real, immediate and lethal as today's headlines' Alastair Reynolds Arthur C. Clarke Award winner Tade Thompson makes a triumphant return to science fiction with this unforgettable vision of humanity's future in the chilling emptiness of space. The colony ship Ragtime docks in the Lagos system, having travelled light years from home to bring one thousand sleeping souls to safety among the stars. Some of the sleepers, however, will never wake - and a profound and sinister mystery unfolds aboard the gigantic vessel. Its skeleton crew are forced to make decisions that will have repercussions for all of humanity's settlements - from the scheming politicians of Lagos station, to the colony planet of Bloodroot, to other far flung systems and indeed Earth itself. 'A gripping space opera with characters fighting for their lives aboard a dying starship. I enjoyed it so much and can't wait to see what Thompson does next' Martha Wells, author of the Murderbot Diaries 'Simultaneously brutally grounded and wildly imaginative' Adrian Tchaikovsky, author of Children of Time 'Perfectly balances inspired universe building with both high-octane action and emotional depth' Big Issue 'Readers looking for a smart sci-fi mystery should snap this up' Publishers Weekly 'First-rate space opera from one of the genre's most exciting voices' Gareth L. Powell 'Tade Thompson is a writer of enormous heart and talent. Just brilliant' Dave Hutchinson

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780356514321
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 280g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 30 mm

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Far from the Light of Heaven
Intriguing read
This book begins well, with a strong premise that had me interested immediately. Colony-ship Ragtime has sailed through the stars for ten years. But when f... READ MORE
Helen French
Far from the Light of Heaven
Fast-Paced
This murder-mystery-in-space starts off with a bang. The drama and tension are both good, and we have a diverse, interesting cast of characters trying to s... READ MORE
Rachael
Far from the Light of Heaven
Clever, tense plot
Headlines: Murder on board AI... Clever, intricate plot Far From The Light of Heaven was a superb sci-fi thriller. It had early sinister feels and that se... READ MORE
Micky - bookphenomena
Far from the Light of Heaven
From from the light of heaven
Far from the Light of Heaven is a locked-room mystery set in space. In an imagined humanity beyond the stars. The main protagonist of the story is Michelle... READ MORE
Mark Redman
Far from the Light of Heaven
An excellent mystery set in space
Thank you to the publisher and to NetGalley for the digital ARC, it has not affected my honest review. This was a brilliantly written locked room mystery... READ MORE
Katie Soderlund
Far from the Light of Heaven
Probably isn't for the squeamish
If you need a book to get your heart thumping, grab a copy of "Far from the Light of Heaven". It's been described as a "locked room murder mystery in space... READ MORE
Dawn Lewis
Far from the Light of Heaven
Sleepers awake....there's trouble onboard
On a routine run the starship Ragtime, transporting thousands of colonists to the Lagos system is interrupted by the ship AI. On waking Captain Campion dis... READ MORE
Trevelyan wright
Far from the Light of Heaven
Fast paced and enjoyable
Far From The Light of Heaven is a fast paced, enjoyable read - I sped through it in under 48 hours, and constantly wanted to find out what happened next. ... READ MORE
Jess
Far from the Light of Heaven
A Great Read
I liked this sci-fi murder mystery. The writing was great and it was a thrilling read that had so much drama and action to it. There were a couple of times... READ MORE
beth younge
Far from the Light of Heaven
Fast-paced, enjoyable, and intriguing
Far From The Light of Heaven is a fast paced, enjoyable read - I sped through it in under 48 hours, and constantly wanted to find out what happened next. T... READ MORE
Jess
Far from the Light of Heaven
Incredible Sci-fi mystery thriller
Thank you Netgalley and Tade Thompson for sending me the ARC of this book! As stated by Tade Thompson this book is not a space opera, it is a locked room ... READ MORE
Sabrina Burton
Far from the Light of Heaven
Everything that great modern science fiction should be
This is my first Tade Thompson novel, but it will definitely not be my last. His latest book Far From The Light of Heaven is an absorbing scifi thriller no... READ MORE
Rob Lightbody
Far from the Light of Heaven
Genre-mashing far-space adventures
I'm having to be very careful writing this review, perhaps more careful that I would normally be since I am not just worried about upsetting people with sp... READ MORE
Blue Book Balloon
Far from the Light of Heaven
A fast paced character driven, sci-fi thriller that’s difficult to put down once you pick it up!
A murder mystery confined to spaceship on the float in a far corner of the cosmos, how much more ‘locked room’ can you get? Thompson’s writing effortlessly... READ MORE
Azrah Jussab