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Dead Silence

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There is no horror in here at all that made me freak out, be creeped out, or had to spend time trying to envision in my head because it was beyond scary. I highly recommend Dead Silence to fiction readers that enjoy horror and are looking for a sci-fi setting that’s not too heavily detailed, and a book that’s hard to put down.

A. Barnes a 1/5 as even the ending was lame as it kind of gives everything away in the beginning to then have an annoying chapter format to explain what happened in the past with what’s going on currently. A. Barnes got picked up as part of r/Fantasy’s New Voices Book Club, the description sounded interesting enough to make it worth a try.Dead Silence is a proper ghost story, complete with a narrator who’s trying desperately to shake off her own unreliability. Battered, scratched up, smelling of overheated metal, with shitty airlock seals that are pretty much a full-time job to keep hard-foam-repairing even with Verux swapping them out for equally shitty replacements every time we finish a job. She initially included scenes written from the point of view of the man interviewing Claire, Reed, but chose to eliminate these scenes as "It’s Claire’s story, not his". At the time of writing this I haven't actually finished the book yet and fully intend to, but I can't see my opinion changing. This novel felt like it was just a mash-up of other horror movies/novels hoping to combine them to deliver a winner and it was nowhere near that in any way, shape, or form.

Dead Silence was first published in hardback and ebook format in the United States on February 8, 2022, through Tor Nightfire. The characters I only liked to characters and just barely I wanted more backstory, ad the book does a horrible job at making them different personalities at the being. It feels like this book wanted to be a mash-up of Event Horizon and The Haunting of Hill House, but ended up being more like Disney's Haunted Mansion in space. Generic characters, unlikable main hero and the poor reader ready to cry with every sentence made this a book I just couldn't finish. What they find at the other end of the signal is a shock: the Aurora, a famous luxury space-liner that vanished on its maiden tour of the solar system more than twenty years ago.I liked the aspect of a person who see’s ghost everyday talking and teaching others about how to deal with seeing ghost. the narrator of the story has a great voice, but when she tries to do male voices, or emotional ones or just pronounce hard 'P's like in the word 'up' I just got annoyed. by commentators, guest bloggers, reviewers, and interviewees are solely their own and do not reflect the opinions of Locus magazine or its staff. In 2129, 500 passengers and 150 crew left on the Aurora's maiden voyage for a yearlong solar system cruise.

A. Barnes’ Dead Silence, a SF horror novel in which a woman and her crew board a Dead Silence gives you the suffocating claustrophobia of 2001: A Space Odyssey mixed with the horrors of Alien.Snap off a piece or lose too many screws and it’s a whole operation to get replacements all the way out here at the edge of the solar system. team leader claire kovalik, our unreliable narrator with a tragic backstory, is not looking forward to this transition at all, so when the opportunity to prolong the mission presents itself, she digs in despite the protestations of some of the members of her crew.

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