It's time for the August Christian Sci Fi and Fantasy Blog Tour. This month's featured novel is Offworld by Robin Parrish. In summary, the book is about a what happens when a mission to Mars is over and the crew return to Earth. The catch is all of the people have vanished(time for the Twilight Zone music).
My full review will appear later at the Christian Fiction Library site.
Reading this story brought back memories of other science fiction stories dealing with loneliness. A few of my favorites are...
1. George R. R. Martin's Dying of the Light. A man is asked by a former lover to meet her on a strange planet.
2. J. G. Ballard's Hello America. The rediscovery of America 100 years after it is abandoned.
3. Twilight Zone episode-Time Enough at Last. A man who loves to read survives a nuclear explosion and is left alone with a library.
4. Twilight Zone episode-Five Characters in Search of an Exit. Five people find themselves trapped in a giant cylinder with no idea who they are or how they got there.
Has the atmosphere of Offworld reminded you of any other stories?
Please take the time to visit the other sites participating in the tour.
CSFF Blog Tour
D. G. D. Davidson
Todd Michael Greene
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Eve Nielsen (posting later in the week)
John W. Otte
Rachel Starr Thomson