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One Way

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    • S J Morden
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  • Published: Aug 23 2018
  • Pages: 336
  • 201 x 143mm
  • ISBN: 9781473222571

EIGHT ASTRONAUTS. ONE KILLER. NO WAY HOME.


A blend of classic mystery, Orange is the New Black and Andy Weir's The Martian, One Way is a science-fiction thriller like no other.

'A rip-roaring thriller of a book that hits the ground running and doesn't stop until the final chapter' John Marrs, author of the bestselling/Radio 2 Book Club choice THE ONE

'S.J. Morden's Agatha-Christie-in-space thriller accelerates to warp speed and becomes an engrossing whodunnit' Financial Times

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There's a murderer amongst them, and everyone's a suspect . . .

Frank Kittridge is serving life for murdering his son's drug dealer, so when he's offered a deal by Xenosystems Operations - the corporation that owns the prison - he takes it.

He's been selected to help build the first permanent base on Mars. Unfortunately, his crewmates are just as guilty of their crimes as he is.

As the convicts set to work on the frozen wastes of Mars, the accidents multiply.

Until Frank begins to suspect they might not be accidents at all . . .

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'A claustrophobic, high-tension, survival-against-the-odds thriller. It paints a convincing picture of the lethal Martian envrionment as well as the growing terror of being incarcerated in a deadly prison with no way out' Guardian

'A tense and claustrophobic murder-mystery-on-Mars' James Swallow, Sunday Times bestselling author of NOMAD

'ONE WAY is what would happen if the crime and sci-fi genres got together and had a baby. Deeply immersive, chilling and atmospheric. An utterly fabulous book!' Emma Kavanagh, bestselling author of FALLING and HIDDEN

'A cracking read. A compelling vision of the near future inhabited by well motivated characters. It's a thrilling tale that grabs you and whips along to the very last breathless page' Adam Hamdy, author of PENDULUM

'Twisty and gripping . . . the Red Planet was never bloodier' Financial Times
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Press Reviews

  • A NOVEL HAUL
    An exciting Mars-based thriller.
  • Emma Kavanagh, bestselling author of FALLING and HIDDEN
    One Way is what would happen if the crime and sci-fi genres got together and had a baby. Deeply immersive, chilling and atmospheric enough that you will believe yourself under a cold Martian sky. An utterly fabulous book!
  • Adrian Tchaikovsky, Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning author
    An intense, gripping sci-fi thriller
  • Gavin Smith
    One Way is a taut and claustrophobic hard SF thriller. Morden does a fantastic job of ratcheting up the tension like oxygen escaping from a pressurised Martian habitat
  • John Marrs, author of the bestselling/Radio 2 Book Club choice THE ONE
    A rip-roaring thriller of a book that hits the ground running and doesn't stop until the final chapter
  • Emma Kavanagh, bestselling author of FALLING and HIDDEN
    One Way is what would happen if the crime and sci-fi genres got together and had a baby. Deeply immersive, chilling and atmospheric enough that you will believe yourself under a cold Martian sky. An utterly fabulous book!
  • Adrian Tchaikovsky, Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning author
    An intense, gripping sci-fi thriller
  • John Marrs, author of the bestselling/Radio 2 Book Club choice THE ONE
    A rip-roaring thriller of a book that hits the ground running and doesn't stop until the final chapter
  • Gavin Smith
    One Way is a taut and claustrophobic hard SF thriller. Morden does a fantastic job of ratcheting up the tension like oxygen escaping from a pressurised Martian habitat
  • SFBook Reviews
    One Way is a tense and dramatic thriller that entertains from beginning to end
  • Forbidden Planet
    One Way is a great adventure story . . . It is also a great account and record of human endurance in the face of brutal, cruel and greedy authoritarian control
  • TOR.COM
    If Orange is the New Black was to meet The Martian.
  • CRIME TIME
    Twists and a series of betrayals abound along with much technical rigour and a strong touch of irony, making this a great, involving read.
  • Adam Hamdy, author of PENDULUM
    A cracking read. A compelling vision of the near future inhabited by well motivated characters. It's a thrilling tale that grabs you and whips along to the very last breathless page.
  • FINANCIAL TIMES
    S.J. Morden's Agatha-Christie-in-space thriller accelerates to warp speed and becomes an engrossing whodunnit . . . The red planet was never bloodier.
  • SCIFINOW
    Morden knows his stuff when it comes to space travel, the depiction of life on Mars is fascinating, and there's something chilling about the idea of being so far from home and so utterly beyond rescue.
  • Always Trust In Books
    One Way is a superb high-stakes SF murder mystery novel that paints a vivid and intense picture of a genuine effort to inhabit Mars . . . immensely enjoyable
  • CONCATENATION
    There is a satisfying hint of Andy Weir's The Martian.
  • GUARDIAN
    A claustrophobic, high-tension, survival-against-the-odds thriller. It paints a convincing picture of the lethal Martian environment as well as the growing terror of being incarcerated in a deadly prison with no way out.
  • WATERSTONES.COM
    A blend of classic mystery, Orange is the New Black and Andy Weir's The Martian, One Way is a science-fiction thriller like no other.
  • James Swallow, Sunday Times bestselling author of NOMAD
    A tense and claustrophobic murder-mystery-on-Mars
  • THE CRACK MAGAZINE
    It's the gripping sense of believable physical experience in a wholly alien landscape that grabs the attention and brings the writing to vivid life
  • SF CROWSNEST
    One Way delivers a compulsive, claustrophobic story where there is literally no way out and nowhere to hide.
  • BIG ISSUE MAGAZINE
    An explosive thriller that blends science fiction with crime.