Shes felt it beforethe fear of losing control. And its happening again. In the near future, an aggressive and terrifying new form of dementia is affecting victims of all ages. The cause is unknown, and the symptoms are disturbing. Dr. Gillian Ryan is on the cutting edge of research and desperately determined to find a cure. Shes already lost her husband to the disease, and now her young daughter is slowly succumbing as well. After losing her funding, she is given the unique opportunity to expand her research. She will travel with a NASA team to a space station where the crew has been stricken with symptoms of a similar inexplicable psychosismemory loss, trances, and violent, uncontrollable impulses.Crippled by a secret addiction and suffering from creeping paranoia, Gillian finds her journey becoming a nightmare as unexplainable and violent events plague the mission. With her grip weakening on reality, she starts to doubt her own innocence. And shes beginning to question so much morelike the true nature of the mission, the motivations of the crew, and every deadly new secret space has to offer.Merging thrilling science-fiction adventure with mind-bending psychological suspense, Wall Street Journal bestselling author Joe Hart explores both the vast mysteries of outer space and the even darker unknown that lies within ourselves....
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Ahoy there me mateys! I received this sci-fi thriller eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. So here be me honest musings . . .
This was categorized as a thriller, which I don't normally read. However the cover and title were fascinating so I went to see what it was about. Well turns out it has a lot of science fiction elements so I happily got a copy. And what a thrilling ride this was!
This book follows Dr. Gillian Ryan who studies the brain and a serious new form of dementia. Her ...more
One of the most memorable images I store from my childhood is the idea of the teleporter. You know the program; Capt James Kirk daring to go where no one had gone before and in order to do this he uses the magical services of what was affectionately known on Star Trek as a transporter or teleportation machine. The transporter converted a person into an energy pattern (dematerialization ) then beamed to a target (place) where it was converted back to matter (rematerialization) I tell you this bec ...more
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This is yet another book I'm surprised that I've heard nothing about. It has action, emotion, deep thought, a murder mystery. There's space, a new genetic disease, a mother's plight to save her child. Obscura is one of those books that has everything that you thought you might want.
But, I thought, it could have used a bit more oomph.
The basic plot follows Gilli ...more
In the not-too-distant future, a neuroscientist who is losing her young daughter to the same mysterious disease that killed her husband must make a wrenching choice: either embark on a secretive NASA mission in the hopes of curing the disease, or stay on Earth with her daughter for the little time she has left before the child's memory is entirely gone. Obscura is a smart, satisfying novel about space travel and the future of humanity, and it also happens to be an intelligent examination of addi ...more
In this new version of the world, planet earth is dying & a strange new sickness has started to kill with a fast acting virus that is a form of dementia. It does not discriminate between old & young, it just kills. The United Nations is eager to find a solution by searching space for an alternative place for mankind to live & to find a cure for this deadly virus. Dr. Gillian Ryan has lost her husband to the virus & now her young daughter has the disease. Gillian is determined to ...more
Obscura is a sci-fi/thriller hybrid about a medical researcher in space. That was a setup I’d never heard before! I love when a book feels like a fresh and original experience.
Gillian Ryan is an expert on a dementia-like disease that can affect people of any age. She lost her husband to it, and now her daughter is showing signs as well. When she is approached by NASA about going into space to see if she can help astronauts who have been showing similar symptoms, she agrees because she hopes doin ...more
I would say this started as a medical/sci-fi story and then became a mystery/thriller with the emphasis on thriller. What a great story! If you think you don't like sci-fi, I think you will probably like this, the world setting is in the very, very near future and the science isn't anything outside of what we are familiar with today and can't easily imagine. I'm holding back just a bit on my rating because the beginning was a bit slow for me, but once it got going it really was a thrill ride. I ...more
This was brilliant.
I love a good psychological thriller, I love a good dose of science fiction, I love a good mystery and I love great divisive characters. So to find them all under one magnificently readable roof was a pure joy for me.
Someone (I can’t remember who or I would credit them) described this as “Shutter Island in Space” and I can’t disagree with that assessment – Obscura follows Dr Gillian Ryan, as in an effort to find a cure for her daughter, she agrees to help out on a secretive mi ...more