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Book Review: Obscura by Joe Hart

Posted by Anissa Annalise on

Obscura by Joe Hart
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Publishing Date: May 2018

I wanted to read this because I'm a sucker for space station stories and I wasn't disappointed. The pace was well done and the multiple mysteries are laid out very well. As if missions to Mars aren't fraught enough, we have Dr. Gillian Ryan, a lead neural researcher along for the trip. She specializes in Losian's disease, a neuro-degenerative disease that causes rapid memory loss, rage outbursts and ultimately, death. It's claimed her husband, Kent and ails her daughter, Carrie. Her grief hampers her but it's her opioid addiction that's really what should have excluded her from this trip. The fate of the mission is given by interspersed snippets of interviews given in its aftermath, so a bit of the tension is bled away knowing Discovery VI didn't go as planned, but it doesn't dim the drive to know exactly what went down.

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