The Echo by James Smythe

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Nicely written and thoughtful, but two more of these literary variations on a morbid theme may be far too much of the same for readers.
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Synopsis

The disappearance of the spaceship Ishiguro twenty-three years ago devastated the global space program and set back exploration for a generation. Now, thanks to the tireless efforts of twin brothers Mira and Tomas Hyvonen, the program has been resurrected. Spearheading a new age of human discovery, the brothers also hope to solve the mystery behind the Ishiguro's disastrous mission.

Mira and Tomas are determined to make their trip successful. They have arranged everything down to the smallest detail. Nothing has been overlooked.

They don't know that in space, the devil isn't always in the details . . . and nothing goes according to plan.

 

About James Smythe

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A native of London, James Smythe holds a Ph.D. from Cardiff University. He has taught creative writing and is currently writer/narrative designer for a major forthcoming video game. He lives on the grounds of a boarding school in West Sussex. Folow him on twitter @jpsmythe.
 
Published January 28, 2014 by Harper Voyager. 323 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Kirkus

Above average
on Dec 25 2013

Nicely written and thoughtful, but two more of these literary variations on a morbid theme may be far too much of the same for readers.

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Publishers Weekly

Above average
on Mar 03 2014

Told from Mira's perspective, we become enthralled with his increasing paranoia and frustration with his perfect mission going awry. The anomaly presents the fascinating mysteries we expect from space and opens up the story to morally ambiguous choices for the characters.

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