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Goldilocks

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A gripping science fiction thriller where five women task themselves with ensuring the survival of the human race--if you mixed ". . .The Martian and The Handmaid's Tale, this sci-fi novel would be the incredible result" (Book Riot). "Best of 2020" -Library Journal
"Best of 2020" -Kirkus
"Best of 2020 - runner up" -Polygon
"Our favorite books of 2020" -GeekDad Despite increasing restrictions on the freedoms of women on Earth, Valerie Black is spearheading the first all-female mission to a planet in the Goldilocks Zone, where conditions are just right for human habitation. It's humanity's last hope for survival, and Naomi, Valerie's surrogate daughter and the ship's botanist, has been waiting her whole life for an opportunity like this - to step out of Valerie's shadow and really make a difference. But when things start going wrong on the ship, Naomi begins to suspect that someone on board is concealing a terrible secret - and realizes time for life on Earth may be running out faster than they feared . . . "Goldilocks is a thrilling, character-driven space opera", perfect for readers of The Martian, The Power, and Station Eleven (Shelf Awareness).
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 140 x 213 x 36mm | 454g
  • United States
  • English
  • 0316462861
  • 9780316462860
  • 2,282,754

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This deeply felt space opera will please those who like their sci-fi to focus more on the characters than the science.--Publishers Weekly
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About Laura Lam

Originally from sunny California, Laura Lam now lives in cloudy Scotland. She is the author of the near-future space thriller, Goldilocks, feminist space opera Seven Devils (co-written with Elizabeth May), BBC Radio 2 Book Club section False Hearts, the companion novel Shattered Minds, and the award-winning Micah Grey series: Pantomime, Shadowplay, and Masquerade. Her short fiction and essays have appeared in anthologies such as Nasty Women, Solaris Rising 3, Cranky Ladies of History, Scotland in Space, and more. She lectures part-time at Edinburgh Napier University on the Creative Writing MA.
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Rating details

2,760 ratings
3.79 out of 5 stars
5 21% (589)
4 45% (1,244)
3 26% (720)
2 6% (164)
1 2% (43)
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