To quickly summarise it, some bizarre virus is killing off the crew of the international space station. Where did it come from?? How are they going to stop it? Doctor on board Emma must try to keep everyone alive whilst her husband back on earth goes on ...more
I let myself flow into the story as it began heavily on the characterization and it slowly turned into a medical thriller just happening to take place in space. The Andromeda Strain? Hmmm. But then the modern storytelling style got me hooked. No one behaved unreasonably. Smart ...more
We follow Emma Watson and a few other astronauts as they are getting ready to go on a mission to the ISS. While on board, some experiment goes horribly wrong because suddenly people are infected with something and the race to find out what it is begins.
Naturally, back down on Earth, people are ...more
Tess Gerritsen moves the setting for her medical thriller to space and boy is it scary! Emma Watson is a doctor and astronaut who is thrilled to finally be able to go into space and work in the space station. However, when a strange illness begins to affect the crew, she finds herself struggling to work out what is wrong with them. Back on Earth her husband Jack can only watch while her colleagues at NASA try to work out how to save the crew.
An excellent page turner of a sci fi thriller!
-The Providence Sunday Journal
I’m a fan of Crichton’s The Andromeda Strain. So in my ears that’s pretty high praise. And the book didn’t disappoint.
Dr. Emma Watson is sent to the International Space Station after the wife of the physician aboard ISS had a terrible car ...more
On the book it mentions ER meets Apollo 13. Throw in Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton and we have a deal. And maybe bits of Life and Contagion.
Gordon Obie, known as the Sphinx. ...more
I swear to God when I signed up to read a book for English, I didn’t want to go on this emotional roller coaster the book brought me on.
The characters are lovable, but they all have their own flaws. For example, Jack is reckless and headstrong, but he is the most loyal person not only to Emma, who he risk ...more
When Dr Emma Watson starts her duty on the international space station she find a horror thats beyond imagination . Some how a single celled organism has found it way on board and has regenerated out of control .
People on the station are dieing in horrible ways and Emma could be next if she cant find a soluti ...more
A series of accidents and secrets take a research mission at the International Space Station, and turn it into a nightmare. A strange new disease suddenly breaks out, endangering the entire crew. But it soon becomes apparent that th ...more
Any book which makes you think differently about what you might be doing or how you might see what’s happening around you is worthwhile in my view.
Tess Gerritsen develops the implications of what might happen if scientists start tampering with unknown lifeforms by way of sophisticated genetic engineering.
This happens when some deep sea scientists find some small critters and after fooling with them put them into space just to see what h ...more
Gerritsen did a remarkable job blurring the ...more
Liked the kindle sample. Will probably get it soon.
Pretty good. Lots of researched space scenes. The author was a former doctor, and there's also plenty of grisly operations, autopsies, and other grisliness. Stephen King blurbed it. I wouldn't read this right before bed. There's also an undeniable science fiction element later in the book. Not too long. You could say there's a romance element as well. Maybe Vaginal Fantasy could read it in their book ...more
'Gravity' is an action and science packed thriller with all the things you could want in a book- an awesome female main character who is both an astronaut and a doctor, intense scenes in space and in the NASA headquarters, and a creepy experiment gone wrong that is killing the crew members on the ISS one by one in a dark and disturbing way. This book was right up my alley. I thought everything about 'Gravity' was perfectly written and I am on the look out for my next Tess Gerristen novel.
In outline, the story isn't anything unique, but the way it all fits together, the rightness and coordination of each character and plot point and the sheer audacity of the novel's climax makes it a superb, un-putdownable thrill ride all the way through. Proper 5 star space fiction and no mistake
This is a stand-alone, a thriller. Dr. Emma Watson is a research scientist who has trained for much of a lifetime for what is now her dream, to be the chief physician assigned to a space voyage, to supervise the various research projects and to supervise the health of the other people on board. Her husband, Jack McCallum, an engineer, trained for space too but was forc ...more
This book was AMAZING! It combines two of my greatest fears: space travel and micro-organism outbreaks. I was not a big fan of The Martian and because Tess Gerritsen is one of my favourite authors, I had high expectations going into this novel. It has been a long time since I have had a physical reaction while reading a book. Throughout the novel, there were many instances where my heart was beating out of my chest and I had to take a break from reading because I was getting so much anxiet ...more
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While on maternity leave from her work as a physician, she began to write fiction. In 1987, her first novel was published. Call After Midnight, a romantic thriller ...more