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I love sci-fi horror. And lately, with the non-stop airing of ads for the Annihilation movie starring Natalie Portman, I've been positively hungering for it. Alien, Event Horizon, even the not-so-great Alien: Covenant — I've been re-watching them all. But I can only watch them so many times, you know? And I don't want to re-read the Jeff VanderMeer book again until after I've seen the movie.
Enter this week's Waiting on Wednesday pick. Described as a "thrilling sci-fi horror and space adventure," Pitch Dark by Courtney Alameda sounds like just the thing to satisfy that creepy sci-fi itch. There are marauding space scavengers and alien monsters who kill with sound. That alone sounds dope enough, but then the tagline on the cover promises: In space, nobody can hear you scream . . . but on the John Muir, the screams are the last thing you'll hear. I hope so!
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: February 20, 2018
From Courtney Alameda, the author of Shutter, this thrilling, sci-fi horror and space adventure will be sure to stay with readers long after the last pages.
Lost to time, Tuck Morgan and his crew have slept in stasis aboard the USS John Muir for centuries. Their ship harbors a chunk of Earth, which unbeknownst to them, is the last hope for the failing human race.
Laura Cruz is a shipraider searching the galaxy for the history that was scattered to the stars. Once her family locates the John Muir and its precious cargo, they are certain human civilization is saved.
When Tuck's and Laura’s worlds collide―literally―the two teens must outwit their enemies, evade brutal monsters that kill with sound, and work together to save the John Muir . . . and the whole human race.