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End in Fire

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  56 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Astronaut Claire Logan is living her dream working on the space station Unity. But two days before her mission ends, Earth is engulfed in nuclear war. Stranded, helpless, and desperate to contact her family, Claire refuses to give up. But when the crippled Unity rescues a Chinese space station from certain death, Claire discovers that the war on Earth has come to space-and ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published June 7th 2005 by Roc
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Aug 14, 2011 rated it liked it
This is a rather neat and tidy near future thriller about the crew of a space station and how they survive a limited nuclear war. Left to fend for themselves, they must make their way back to Earth before their station fails around them.

The story has few characters but a lot of plot twists. It is certainly engaging although sometimes you have to squint hard in order not to see the gaping holes in the plot. For example, I had a hard time believing that all the spacecraft reconfigurations and traj
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Jun 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is the second book of Syne Mitchell's work that I've read- and it was pretty different from the first, even though they both involved space. This book gripped me as a thriller and made it hard to put down- even though there were occasional holes in the captivating writing. I would recommend this to my friends... just not as a great piece of literature. It holds its value purely off of entertainment.
Sep 17, 2008 rated it it was amazing
After months of reading lit-rature and fantasy, reading this hard sf novel felt like slipping on a pair of old comfy socks.

This book has it all: nuclear war, dire situations in space that seem insurmountable but for the plucky crew, a protagonist who's believable and flawed, and totally believable science.

I'll be looking for her other novels now.
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Wife of Eric S Nylund

Syne Mitchell (born 1970) is a novelist in the science fiction genre.[1] She has a bachelor's degree in business administration and master's degree in physics. She lives in Seattle, Washington and is married to author Eric S. Nylund. Her first science fiction novel was Murphy’s Gambit which won the Compton Crook Award in 2001. She subsequently published the first installment o
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