Several years into a multi-decade deep space mission, a team of eight scientists—four women, four men—are exploring a dwarf planet near the Kuiper Belt, loading soil samples, rocks and artifacts onto their ship, when they inadvertently bring aboard a stowaway, an unseen entity which is trying desperately to escape from Cargo Hold 4.

“A masterclass in suspense writing and a riveting examination of the human – or not so human – condition.” – Rohan O’Duill author of COLD RISING

“Draws on elements from the classics of 1950’s sci-fi horror as humanity makes their first steps to explore the galaxy. Superb.” —Nick Snape, author of HOSTILE CONTACT and the Weapons of Choice Series 

“Riveting! A slow-burn nightmare unfolding, testing the moral fibres of humanity, right to the terrifying end.” T.K. Toppin, Science Fiction Author.

“Fast-paced, unrelenting, and inevitable—this nail-biting, space-romp will have you gasping for air.” — Bryan Chaffin, author of ACCIDENTAL INTELLIGENCE

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Print length: ‎ 254 pages

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lonnie Busch is an award-winning author whose work has also appeared in Southwest Review, The Minnesota Review, The Baltimore Review and others. His awards include the Clay Reynolds Novella Prize, finalist for the Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction, and the Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Award. He is also a painter, illustrator, animator who has created artwork for many companies including the “Greetings from America” stamps and “Wonders of America” for the USPS.

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