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The last astronaut / David Wellington.

Wellington, David, author. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library SF WEL (Text) 33500013101134 New Available -
Fertile Public Library SF WEL (Text) 33500013101142 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316419574
  • ISBN: 0316419575
  • ISBN: 9780356512297
  • ISBN: 0356512290
  • Physical Description: 392 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Orbit, 2019.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "A tense and thrilling sci-fi adventure of space exploration and first contact, perfect for fans of The Martian, Arrival, and Interstellar. Sally Jansen was NASA's leading astronaut, until a mission to Mars ended in disaster. Haunted by her failure, she now lives in semiretirement, convinced her days in space are over. She's wrong. A large alien object has entered the solar system and is now poised above the Earth. It has made no attempt to communicate and has ignored all incoming transmissions. With no other living astronauts to turn to, NASA wants Jansen to lead an expedition to the object. For all the dangers of the mission, it's the shot at redemption she always longed for. But as the object slowly begins to reveal its terrifying secrets, what began as a journey to make First Contact becomes a desperate struggle for survival...and one thing becomes horribly clear: the future of humanity lies in Jansen's hands"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 July #1
    This fast-paced near-future tale of discovery and mystery relates the events of the Orion 7 mission, as told two years after the mission ended. In 2034, a tragic accident ended the Orion 6 mission to Mars, Mission Commander Sally Jensen's career, and the manned space program. Twenty years later, Dr. Sunny Stevens, an astrophysicist from the KSpace corporation, walks into NASA with a momentous discovery: 2I, an artifact from outside the solar system, is headed toward Earth. Jensen, the last astronaut available, is recruited to lead the Orion 7 mission to make contact with 2I and discover its purpose. On the way, the exploratory mission turns into a race with KSpace, also trying to make contact. This is a tense tale of redemption, as the team from Orion 7 races to make peaceful contact and to protect the human race, that reads like a darker, more horrific version of Andy Weir's The Martian (2014). Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

David Wellington is an acclaimed author who has previously published over twenty novels in different genres.

Subject: Astronauts > Fiction.
Human-alien encounters > Fiction.
Outer space > Exploration > Fiction.
Survival > Fiction.
Genre: Science fiction.
Science fiction.
Science fiction.

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