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The Last Astronaut

David Wellington

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Science fiction

THE LAST ASTRONAUT is a tense and thrilling science fiction adventure, perfect for fans of THE MARTIAN, ARRIVAL and INTERSTELLAR. A huge alien object has appeared above the Earth and the fate of humanity now rests in the hands of Sally Jensen, the last astronaut . . .

A tense and thrilling science fiction adventure of space exploration and first contact, perfect for fans of THE MARTIAN, ARRIVAL and INTERSTELLAR.

Sally Jansen was NASA's leading astronaut, until a mission to Mars ended in disaster. Haunted by her failure, Jansen now lives in semi-retirement, convinced her days in space are over.

She's wrong.

A huge alien object has entered the solar system and is now poised above the Earth. It has made no attempt at communication.

With no other living astronauts to turn to, NASA wants Jansen to lead an expedition to the object. For all the dangers of the mission, it's the one shot at redemption she always hoped for.

Yet as the object reveals its terrifying secrets, what began as a journey to make First Contact turns into a desperate struggle for survival . . . and one thing becomes horribly clear: the future of humanity lies in Jansen's hands.

Praise for David Wellington

'Gripping writing, a brilliantly realised future culture and sympathetic characters . . . An entertaining and compelling read' SFX

'Thrilling, relentless, gripping and utterly improbable: pure delight for fans' Kirkus

'Jam-packed with action and adventure' Booklist

'Terrific and thrilling' SciFi

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Praise for The Last Astronaut

  • Breathless, compulsive reading. This book deserves to be the one you see everyone reading on the subway or at the beach. Carve out the time to read it in one sitting. An absolutely stellar effort from David Wellington - Christopher Golden

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David Wellington

David Wellington was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where George Romero shot his classic zombie films. He attended Syracuse University and received an MFA in creative writing from Penn State. He now lives in New York City with his wife Elisabeth and dog Mary Shelley. Visit him at

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