The Tempest
Peter Cawdron

Marc and Emma are on the graveyard shift onboard the Sycorax, an interstellar spacecraft bound for New Haven, a colony world fifty light years from Earth. Eighteen thousand colonists lie in suspended animation, awaiting a new life around another star. For the crew of the Sycorax, interstellar flight is boring—that is until they run into a tempest. Before long, they find themselves on a crippled spacecraft falling in toward a black hole, but that’s the least of their problems…

The Tempest book cover

Some of this was brilliant – the quotations and the Shakespearean references – and I really enjoyed the final chunk set on Earth. I found Emma’s portrayal particularly gripping, especially when Ariel got involved. Marc appealed less, particularly given the jack of all trades motif Cawdron had him adopt. Still, apart from that, I found myself engaged throughout and enjoyed this fascinating work.

Published by Sean Randall

I am an avid reader, technologist and disability advocate living in the middle of England with my wife, daughter and pets.

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