Far from the Light of Heaven

Far from the Light of Heaven

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The colony ship Ragtime docks in the Lagos system, having traveled light-years to bring one thousand sleeping souls to a new home among the stars. But when first mate Michelle Campion rouses, she discovers some of the sleepers will never wake.

Answering Campion’s distress call, investigator Rasheed Fin is tasked with finding out who is responsible for these deaths. Soon a sinister mystery unfolds aboard the gigantic vessel, one that will have repercussions for the entire system—from the scheming politicians of Lagos station, to the colony planet Bloodroot, to other far-flung systems, and indeed to Earth itself.

Title:Far from the Light of Heaven
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781549136559
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  • carol.

    If there is any hook guaranteed to make me sit up and pay attention these days, it's the futuristic mystery-in-space. After the peaks and valleys of the Rosewater series, I wasn't itching to try more ...

  • Nataliya

    It’s disappointing when the book starts with so much promise, but by the end you are just slogging through, constantly checking to see when it will finally be over.Tade Thompson captured my attentio...

  • Gerhard

    A star off my rating for a rather abrupt ending. It is not a traditional cliffhanger, and neither is this billed as the first in a series, but I for one sincerely hopes Tade Thompson returns to the fa...

  • K.J. Charles

    A sort of Afrofuturist locked room murder in space (a spaceship being the ultimate locked room) although it isn't really a murder mystery as much as a thriller, and a well drawn SF, and also a strong ...

  • Rachel (TheShadesofOrange)

    3.5 StarsThis is essentially a closed room mystery novel set on a generational spaceship. I loved the premise. The book reminded me a lot of Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty, which I would recommend as a rea...

  • Alexis Hall

    Source of book: NetGalley (thank you!)Relevant disclaimers: NonePlease note: This review may not be reproduced or quoted, in whole or in part, without explicit consent from the author.This is a legiti...

  • Dylan

    If I had to choose one word to sum this up, I'd go with stupid, a word I used in a fair few of my status updates for this book.This is soft scifi (borderline fantasy with how little science there is a...

  • Stephen

    Sigh...Really looked forward this one.So very disappointed.Far from the Light of Heaven begins well. Michelle Campion is “captaining” the starship Ragtime to the far off colony of Bloodroot, capta...

  • Dave

    “Far From the Light of Heaven” has a title that, like Steinbeck’s East of Eden, evokes Biblical cosmology and ultimate stakes. The story though was actually inspired by Edgar Allen Poe’s Murde...

  • Fiona

    There is no need to know what no one will ask.Walking on gravel, boots crunching with each step, Shell doesn't know if she is who she is because it's what she wants or because it's what her family exp...