The Explorer – James Smythe

Cormac Easton is the journalist added on to a crew of astronauts sent on a mission into deep space. Very quickly, things go wrong. To tell much more than that would spoil the plot, but it’s maybe safe to say that Cormac faces some tough choices.

It’s not a space opera adventure, and neither is it a hard space puzzle or mystery; there is a puzzle though, and you must be patient to await the final disclosure. What it is, is a well written, easy to read, baffling tale. You must go all the way to get the maximum reward for your effort. And if you do go all the way, it may spark some thought and reflection.

In short, it’s a gentle, unsettling read that will not be to everyone’s taste.