One Way

One Way

ONE WAY opens at the dawn of a new era ? one in which we?re ready to colonise Mars. But the contract to build the first ever Martian base has been won by the lowest bidder, so they need to cut a lot of corners. The first thing to go is the automatic construction? the next thing they?ll have to deal with is the eight astronauts they?ll sent up to build it, when there aren?t ONE WAY opens at the dawn of a new era ? one in which we?re ready to colonise Mars. But the contract to b...

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Title:One Way
Author:S.J. Morden
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Genres:Science Fiction
ISBN:1473222575
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

One Way Reviews

  • Mark
    Apr 30, 2018
    Straight away, from the cover, we can perhaps see who this book is aimed at attracting. A lone figure in a space suit, in a red (well, orange, really) sandstorm. From the start, the presence of the unexpected bestseller The Martian looms large here. I can see this one in the bookshop w...
  • Maya Panika
    Jan 25, 2018
    A murder mystery set on Mars, One Way is a perfect page turner, completely plot led, it moves at break neck speed. The plot is all, there?s very little embellishment in the way of characterisation or world-building, the Martian landscape is dismissed in a few vague sentences, so if y...
  • Carlos
    Mar 19, 2018
    I want to thank the folks at Netgalley for giving me an ARC of this book, I will be posting the review of this book as the release date gets closer in the US. I will say that this is more a thriller rather than a technical book,I enjoyed the whodunnit sense of it . ...
  • Ruth
    Dec 13, 2017
    Totally awesome! Morden came up with a great premise and absolutely delivered. It was a solid fun read from end to end. It isn't as sophisticated as Martian but I think Martian fans will still find it to be a great read. ...
  • Mish
    Apr 01, 2018
    One Way is a futuristic, science fiction novel, it?s not a genre I would normally read but I'm glad I did and thought it was pretty good with a unique concept. Set in 2047, NASA contracted a company called Xenosystems Operations (XO) to construct a base in Mars for their NASA astrona...
  • Maddalena
    May 11, 2018
    I received this novel from Orbit Books, through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. Mars has always been identified as the next frontier for space exploration, and in recent years the interest toward the red planet increased exponentially, with the probability of a manned m...
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Apr 06, 2018
    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/04/10/... Given the choice between a one-way trip to Mars and life imprisonment, what would you choose? For Frank, who committed murder in order to save his son, he knows that whatever happens he will be getting a ra...
  • Bandit
    Mar 02, 2018
    Mars. One of my all time favorite travel destinations which for practical reasons is currently undertaken strictly in fictional (and occasionally) nonfictional form. I was very excited to see this book come up on Netgalley and read it almost as soon as my request was approved. Sadly, t...
  • Figgy
    Mar 26, 2018
    Morden?s debut has some serious vibes that call The Martian to mind, complete with having to make long treks across Mars to gather resources that they need to survive, with some murder mystery and corporate conspiracy thrown into the mix for good measure. Though certain big events...
  • Carolyn
    Apr 12, 2018
    Written by a rocket scientist so I believe the facts pertaining to building a Mars Base are technically correct. There is much labour involved in setting it up and having it ready for the first NASA astronauts. They need construction workers for the domes, electricians, people to const...
  • K.
    Apr 08, 2018
    Trigger warnings: murder, incarceration, violence. 3.5 stars. In the interests of full disclosure, I won a copy of this through the Dymocks Gold Booklover Program. But that doesn't change my opinion in any way. So this premise of this book? Is AMAZING. A company works out th...
  • Kate
    Mar 27, 2018
    Murder in space! Well, on Mars. A very entertaining mix of science fiction and crime with a slight feel of The Martian about it. Review to follow shortly. ...
  • Brian Clegg
    Sep 03, 2018
    If, like me, you love both SF and murder mysteries, the marketing for this book made it seem perfect. 'A murder mystery set on the frozen red wastes of Mars. Eight astronauts - one killer - No way home.' When Agatha Christie set her first ever murder mystery, The Mysterious Affair at S...
  • Mel (Epic Reading)
    Dec 11, 2018
    3.5 stars. Rounded up because this is a fast-paced action filled story. Unfortunately it?s a little too much of a macho men?s domain for my liking... and the ending? A complete cliffhanger. Grrr... ...
  • Richard
    May 04, 2018
    7/10 It?s ?The Martian? meets ?And Then There Were None? in this sci-fi thriller that hits a number of right notes but not quite enough of them to merit being compared to either of those two novels. There are plenty of good ideas here and it?s well written but it never h...
  • Marcia
    Oct 16, 2018
    Ik vond One Way een heel fijn boek. Zeker de training voor de missie op Mars en de initiŽle aankomst op de rode planeet is heel interessant. Het boek is heel spannend geschreven en je leeft echt mee met de personages - ondanks dat het allemaal veroordeelden zijn. Tof om ook de menseli...
  • Danny Tyran
    Apr 11, 2018
    I got this book for free via NetGalley. As said in the synopsis, this novel is a mix of Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None" and Andy Weir's "The Martian"; this is a hard science fiction story merged with a whodunit. Since I like both genres, I was sure to be pleased with it...
  • Danielle Tremblay
    Apr 11, 2018
    I loved The Martian, but I loved One Way even more. The author knows a lot about what could be done to live on Mars and what could go wrong. And the crime novel inside this SF is intriguing too. I didn't like much the uncaring Frank, who didn't want to know if the deaths were accidenta...
  • Runalong
    Apr 18, 2018
    Entertaining SF mystery looking at how people could build the first base on Mars Mars may be the next final frontier as we start to think about human exploration beyond the moon and often we think of those future astronauts as a mix of scientists and fighter pilots. In this entertai...
  • Liz Barnsley
    Dec 07, 2017
    I really enjoyed this one as was shown by the speed at which I read it - One Way is basically a bit of an adventurous murder mystery set on Mars, or mostly so anyway, a tense and claustrophobic tale which benefited from some scientific geekery and a main character who was easy to get a...
  • Adrian
    Jul 06, 2018
    Woo hoo, I won this on a GR Giveaway, seriously I really did ? ...
  • David Stringer
    Dec 21, 2017
    This is a good, entertaining read about a bunch of prisoners/convicts who have been given the opportunity to use their skills, in helping to build up and then serve on a newly formed base on Mars. This book is like the films Dirty Dozen meets Armageddon, who slowly walks by and says he...
  • Mark Gardner
    Mar 22, 2018
    A murder mystery set on Mars? Yeah, I?m in. NetGalley has been pretty bad lately, so it was nice to see a book in my wheelhouse. The science was hard enough to interest sci-fi nerds, but not so technical that it was like reading a service manual. It?s pretty easy for the reader to ...
  • Hiu Gregg
    Apr 02, 2018
    One Way is one of those books that will make you think about the way that the world works. This is a hard sci-fi book, and for those unfamiliar with that term, it means that the science in this science fiction leans more towards the plausible than the fantastical. In this context th...
  • Roy
    May 12, 2018
    Part murder mystery, part scifi, part thriller and part prison cell drama on Mars. It was a very easy and flowable read. The thrills were well placed and timed, although the story was a little cliched. The murderer was predictable and you pretty much knew who it was before the big reve...
  • Bon Tom
    Oct 28, 2018
    Very good, and looking forward to the sequel. Hope we won't need to wait too long. I like character of Frank and got attached to him enough to want to read more about him. But I didn't get that "hole" threat quite right. Why did they threat them with it, again? What's the logic behi...
  • Christopher Teague
    Nov 27, 2018
    Apart from the rather tenuous tag-line - this has nothing in common with "Orange is the New Black" (apart from being about a group of prisoners) - I found this an absolutely riveting read, when a private corporation works in partnership with NASA to build the first colony on Mars; a fu...
  • The Captain
    Apr 10, 2018
    Ahoy there me mateys! I received this sci-fi eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. So here be me honest musings . . . This book was a fun and entertaining read. To save money, a corporation decides to train convicts to be the first exploratory crew on Mars. It is a o...
  • Judith Moore
    Sep 16, 2018
    Originally posted at Chain Interaction I thought this book was just wonderful. I have never before really felt aware of all that could kill you if you were attempting to live on the surface of Mars. The prose really captures the importance of air and pressure, to such an extent that ...
  • Amanda Wong
    Apr 17, 2018
    Thank you Goodreads for my copy of this book. This book is about the first base on Mars being built and run by prisoners with life sentences, and specific skills needed for the base. I enjoyed the concept and the description of Mars. I got attached to the main character Frank and...