The Last Astronaut by David Wellington

Haunted by her last failed mission as NASA’s leading astronaut, Sally Jansen believed her time in space to be over, but as Earth discovers a large object that has entered its solar system on a direct course for the planet, they’ve no choice but to try and communicate. Leading a mission is their last chance to try and get answers and possibly save the world, yet it’s not so straightforward, and for Sally Jansen, it’ll prove to be the most challenging assignment of her life.

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10 Horror Books That Shocked Me

As someone who finds it just about impossible to feel outright fear when reading, I appreciate, as well as seek out, the other emotions that the written word can summon – shock being one of them. Shock value can either be a hit or miss depending on the story as a whole, but below are works I enjoyed that included highly disgusting or graphic content. Trigger warnings go without saying with these babies.

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Aetherchrist by Kirk Jones

Something odd’s happening in a small town in Vermont, broadcast transmissions seeming to forecast its residents’ deaths like graphic serials. Rey, a cutlery salesman that only wishes to do his job, is at the centre of it all, images of murder and his own death following him through static airwaves. Fearful that the locals are spying on him with hidden cameras, he attempts to escape the range of their schemes, yet it’s not as easy as he thinks.

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