Ten Little Astronauts

Ten Little Astronauts

by Damon L. Wakes

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ISBN-13: 9781912618675
Publisher: Unbound
Publication date: 12/13/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 340
File size: 925 KB

About the Author

Damon L. Wakes was born in 1991 and began to write a few years later. He holds an MA in Creative and Critical Writing from the University of Winchester, and a BA in English Literature from the University of Reading. Every year since 2012, Damon has produced one work of flash fiction each and every day during the month of July. He usually writes humour and horror, occasionally at the same time. Tackling so many stories with such a short word count has given him a knack for well structured narratives formed of tight prose. When he isn't writing, Damon enjoys weaving chainmail. He began making chainmail armour ten years or so ago, but quickly discovered that there was no longer much of a market for it and so switched to jewellery instead. He now attends a variety of craft events, selling items made of modern metals such as aluminium, niobium and titanium, but constructed using thousand year-old techniques. Damon's other interests are diverse. He has at various times taken up archery, fencing and kayaking, ostensibly as research for books but mostly because it's something to do.

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Ten Little Astronauts 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
3no7 3 months ago
“Ten Little Astronauts” by Damon Wakes is a reboot of the classic “Then There Were None” by Agatha Christie. The place is space, outer space that is. Crewmembers aboard a ship in deep space awake to an alarm, knowing that something is wrong, terribly wrong. In the case of an “emergency,” ten were to be defrosted to correct any unexpected situations, but now there are eleven awake. Why? Who does not belong? In reality, there are not eleven, because someone is dead. Everything is dangerous on board as the crew struggles with the urgent situation that is complicated because much of the equipment does not work on the first try or even at all. It was made by the lowest contract bidder, after all. Equipment and supplies just randomly float here and there, as do the little droplets of blood from the increasing number of dead people. Behind all that protective gear, it is almost impossible to identify people accurately. Never the less, suspects are gathered and zip tied to keep them under control. Does this really matter? In deep space, escape is not really a viable option. Scenes are technologically focused to give readers a sense of the isolation. The setting is a character in its own right. The chapters count down ominously, documenting the number of the crewmembers left. “Ten Little Astronauts” is a worthy adaptation of the original. The tension increases the body count rises. There are secrets along the way and surprises at each turn. It is a quick read, which is good, because it is tough to put down.