The Scourge Between Stars by Ness Brown - tpbk
Trade Paperback. An intense quick read from Tor's excellent Nightfire horror line!! Recommended!
Ness Brown's The Scourge Between Stars is a tense, claustrophobic sci-fi/horror blend set aboard a doomed generation ship harboring something terrible within its walls.
As acting captain of the starship Calypso, Jacklyn Albright is responsible for keeping the last of humanity alive as they limp back to Earth from their forebears' failed colony on a distant planet.
Faced with constant threats of starvation and destruction in the treacherous minefield of interstellar space, Jacklyn's crew has reached their breaking point. As unrest begins to spread throughout the ship's Wards, a new threat emerges, picking off crew members in grim, bloody fashion.
Jacklyn and her team must hunt down the ship's unknown intruder if they have any hope of making it back to their solar system alive.
"A perfect scare to swallow up in one sitting." --Chloe Gong, #1 New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights
"Highly recommended." --Library Journal, STARRED review
A LibraryReads Pick!
About the author:
Ness Brown was born and sort of raised in New Mexico, a land with long traditions of speculative storytelling and alien conspiracies. During their nomadic childhood, books became their vehicle to worlds unknown, which they continue to explore both creatively and as a career.
Ness came to New York City to study Astronomy at Columbia University, where they also found their husband and passion for Wing Chun kung fu. After graduating they spent six years teaching college astronomy and astrobiology, inspiring others to think about what or who else might be out there.
As an astrophysicist, Ness wonders about cosmic dawn and how the first generation of celestial objects affected the universe. As an author they wonder about how fantastical, horrific, and science-inspired stories affect us.
They are currently pursuing a graduate degree in Astrophysics with the help of their two cats, Mephi and Faust.