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Dead Silence

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Barnes does a good job of setting up our story, with our protagonist Claire at the end of her run as a Team Lead for a corporate space mission, who is worried about what she does next, as she has no money and no prospects due to a checkered past. We rely on reader donations to keep the magazine and site going, and would like to keep the site paywall free, but WE NEED YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT to continue quality coverage of the science fiction and fantasy field. The story goes back and forth in time, from the current timeline when Claire is in the Verux Tower talking to two of her company superiors, and two months prior, when she was finishing the job with her team.

When the story opens it is revealed that she is days away from being made unemployed and, believing she has no future, is both an emotional wreck and contemplating suicide. it was extremely frustrating to keep having to adjust the volume repeatedly throughout entire chapters. An audiobook adaptation narrated by Lauren Ezzo was released alongside the hardback edition via Macmillan Audio.p>The data controller is Headline Publishing Group Limited.

The gentle tug on the red LINA tether tells me that someone is at the cable controls, ready to reel me in on my signal. It reminded be too much of Event Horizon I would start thinking of scenes from that movie when I was reading this book at some scenes that were close. He is a Scotsman in exile who has lived in London for over two decades and credits discovering SE Hinton and Robert Cormier as a 13-year-old for his huge appetite for books. For much of the time Barnes keeps the reader guessing on whether the disaster is caused by aliens, the supernatural or something else and there are plenty of breadcrumbs dropped along the way to make Dead Silence a relatively swift read, despite the extended descriptive lulls, and it is easy to get carried along by the sense of foreboding, strange noises, muffled voices and horrific blood patterns which decorate the walls. In other words, this is great, immersive, atmospheric space horror that shows Barnes is a talented storyteller and proves that, despite rumors to the contrary, horror belongs in space.I think it worked because seeing only from her perspective really adds to the believability of all that’s going on.

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