The Last Astronaut

The Last Astronaut

Mission Commander Sally Jansen is Earth?s last astronaut?and last hope?in this gripping near-future thriller where a mission to make first contact becomes a terrifying struggle for survival in the depths of space. Sally Jansen was NASA?s leading astronaut, until a mission to Mars ended in disaster. Haunted by her failure, she lives in quiet anonymity, convinced her days in Mission Commander Sally Jansen is Earth?s last astronaut?and last hope?in this gripping near-future thri...

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Title:The Last Astronaut
Author:David Wellington
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Genres:Science Fiction
ISBN:The Last Astronaut
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:400 pages pages

The Last Astronaut Reviews

  • Geonn Cannon
    Apr 08, 2019
    A bit of Gravity, a fair bit of Arrival, with the horror of Annihilation and Alien, this book takes the best part of some great scifi movies to make something new, unique, and well worth a read if you (like me) are intrigued by the cover. ...
  • OutlawPoet
    Apr 09, 2019
    Ground Control to Major T????OMG, WHAT IS THAT THING???? Lol ? so, I admit it. When I started reading this book, the background music in my mind was totally Ground Control to Major Tom. I was digging our space scenes, marveling at the amount of detail and danger that the a...
  • Blair
    Jul 06, 2019
    I found this intriguing at first but my interest began to wane at around 16%, and after skimming some more I wasn't inclined to change my mind. It reminded me a lot of Into the Drowning Deep (which I also started off enjoying, but ended up bored by) and aside from Sally, I wasn't int...
  • J.S.
    May 13, 2019
    All Sally Jansen ever wanted to do was to go to Mars, to be the first person to walk its red sand. But a disastrous mid-journey leak forced her to make a split-second decision, and one of her crew died in order to save herself and the rest. The NASA program was moth-balled and the US l...
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Jul 11, 2019
    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/07/22/... For years there has been a moratorium on manned space flight, and Sally Jensen can?t help but feel she?s responsible, after a decision of hers led to the death of crew mate on her last mission. It didn?...
  • Bandit
    Apr 07, 2019
    I?m absolutely delighted to be the first person reviewing this book, because it?s awesome and I?ve got great things to say about it. Wellington first came to my attention with his Monster Island trilogy, one of the first zombie books I?ve read and a great story in itself. I mea...
  • David Putnam
    Aug 06, 2019
    I liked this book a great deal. Great concept and execution. There is never a dull moment, (with one exception). The author did an excellent job getting across the enormity of space and how it is so difficult to survive out there. I also found my mind getting stretched with many concep...
  • Tammie
    Jun 27, 2019
    The Last Astronaut, a science fiction book, was a solid 4 stars. With a large cast of characters, The Last Astronaut centers around main character Sally Jansen, a retired astronaut that left NASA after disastrous mission. Sally is pulled out of retirement to lead an expedition when...
  • Kate
    Jun 23, 2019
    This has such an excellent premise - I love First Contact stories - and I did enjoy parts of it very much. However, I was a little disappointed at the direction that it took, heading into familiar and well-trodden, predictable territory, which is far more horror than science fiction. I...
  • Bill
    Aug 16, 2019
    Sci-Fi isn?t really my bag. I like it in small doses sometimes. This one was pretty entertaining though. Not entirely original but still managed to keep my attention throughout. ...
  • Char
    Jul 23, 2019
    THE LAST ASTRONAUT took all my thoughts about "First Contact", (I'm a Trekkie), and turned them on their heads. This book deserves a better review than I have time available to give right now, so I must keep it brief. This was science fiction with a bit of humor and a big bunch ...
  • Rachel (TheShadesofOrange)
    Jul 03, 2019
    3.0 Stars Video Review: https://youtu.be/XNus6NoO50k This is the kind of story that would make a fantastic movie. While reading this novel, I kept envisioning the plot as a blockbuster movie with amazing cinematography. The story was fast paced and action packed with a few rather gor...
  • laurel [suspected bibliophile]
    Jul 23, 2019
    3.5 stars When a horrific incident scrapped her mission to Mars and turned her into the women who lost the second space race, Sally Janson never expected she'd return to space. Until a mysterious object brings NASA back into the forefront of importance and Sally back into a job?be...
  • Elaine
    May 17, 2019
    Thanks to NetGalley for a Kindle ARC of The Last Astronaut. ** Minor spoilers ahead ** Twenty years ago, astronaut Sally Jensen was one of the few female astronauts heading the space race to Mars. A disaster aboard her ship ended her career and left her demoralized and tr...
  • Toya
    Jul 22, 2019
    Sally Jansen, NASA?s top astronaut, was the Mission Commander for space mission Orbit 6, which was going to make her one of the first humans to walk on Mars. Her dreams come crashing down when the mission results in the death of one of her colleagues/direct reports. While no one dire...
  • Lindsay
    Aug 02, 2019
    This is a superb SF Horror book that's aware of what has gone before it in both genres, takes what it needs, but comes up with its own clever take on it all. Think Rendezvous with Rama and Life with healthy does of Alien and any number of astronaut books and movies. Twenty years ago...
  • Veronique
    Aug 28, 2019
    4.5* Very cinematic scifi/horror story that will keep you turning the pages :O) I?m not exactly a fan of horror but I do like it in this context. The beginning reminded me immediately of Arthur C. Clarke?s Rama series. A huge ?object? is flying into our solar system and s...
  • Lata
    Sep 07, 2019
    This was good! A nice blend of first contact, exploration, and horror. No jump scares, but there were some scenes where I found myself ?eeeeww?-ing from the sheer awfulness the characters were faced with, and liking the tension as the characters made their was through the big, dumb...
  • Liz Barnsley
    Jun 22, 2019
    I devoured this book, probably one of the most addictive of my year so far, apart from a break when I had to work it was a one sitting read. Once you start you just have to get to the end. I do love a good first contact tale and this one was a doozy- fast paced action, twists and turn...
  • Elentarri
    Aug 04, 2019
    An action-packed, adventure novel of alien first contact, as well as human social dynamics in space and under stress. The beginning starts off slowly, but the pace picks up. Some of the characters I loved, others I felt needed to be shoved out the nearest airlock. The alien was very ...
  • Empress Reece (Hooked on Books)
    Jun 16, 2019
    This book takes all of your preconceived notions about aliens and first contact and throws them right out the window. That's one of the reasons I liked it so much; you never knew what to expect and the author kept you on your toes and guessing throughout the entire mission. It also mad...
  • Emma
    Jul 15, 2019
    Written in the form of a post-event investigation which includes transcribed audio 'confessionals', video records, assorted information excerpts, and multiple POVs, this is a book that presents First Contact through a vividly personal lens. It aims for reality and for the most part, su...
  • The Tattooed Book Geek (Drew).
    Aug 07, 2019
    4.5 stars. As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... When I first read the blurb for The Last Astronaut the classic movie Event Horizon immediately came to mind. I hoped that I wouldn?t be in for just a s...
  • Lisa
    May 04, 2019
    David Wellington may be one of the few author's who I would allow to take me into space. I love science fiction in movies and television. In books, eh, not so much! If I have to imagine it, then I guarantee that I will manage to scare the crap outta myself! This book wasn't near as ter...
  • Lilyn G. | Sci-Fi & Scary
    Apr 09, 2019
    I fucking loved this book. This is one of the best books I?ve read this year (and possibly better than any I read last year as well). It never went where I was expecting it to go and for someone who reads quite a lot that is such a rarity. I was completely immersed in David Welli...
  • Sarah
    Jul 14, 2019
    The Last Astronaut doesn?t waste too much time getting to the heart of the issue, which I loved. it maintained a pretty quick pace throughout the book, alternating between bouts of action and bouts of discoveries about this alien object. The setting and tone are consistently dark, gr...
  • The Captain
    Jun 02, 2019
    Ahoy there mateys! Unpopular opinion time. This book has been described as Gravity, Alien, and The Martian combined. I should have loved this one but only managed to make it to the 4% mark. I was struggling with the narration style from the beginning. This is certainly a case of wrong ...
  • Jypsy
    Jun 26, 2019
    I like space science fiction stuff to a certain degree. The Last Astronaut was just a bit too scientific for my taste. Lots of jargon and bits I don't really understand. I get slowed down to a crawl and ready to give up. I forced myself to continue because the idea is good, and going t...
  • Steve Stred
    Aug 06, 2019
    ** Edited as review is now live on Kendall Reviews! ** ?There was no clear delineation between the darkness external and internal.? What would you do if you were given a second chance? You worked your entire life to achieve your dream before something horrific happens and tha...
  • Alloga
    Aug 21, 2019
    This movie is totally awesome. ...