The New York Times calls LIGHTLESS a “lovely science-fiction debut”
Amazon’s Science Fiction and Fantasy Best Books of the Month for September
io9’s list of “All the Most Thrilling Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Coming This Fall”
“[A] riveting sci-fi debut” —Entertainment Weekly’s Fall Books Preview
“LIGHTLESS is contained, disciplined, tense and occasionally lyrical...The writing, particularly when Ms. Higgins describes the workings of the computer, is often beautiful. LIGHTLESS is the first of a planned series, and you can’t help looking forward to learning what’s next for Althea and Ananke.”
—The New York Times
“The stakes in this story are high—life and death, rebellion and betrayal—and debut novelist Higgins continually ratchets up the tension…A suspenseful, emotional story that asks plenty of big questions about identity and freedom, this is a debut not to be missed.”
— Kirkus Reviews, STARRED
“Written by an author with a degree in physics and featuring a computer reminiscent of 2001’s HAL, LIGHTLESS is an intellectual but no less exciting story set in the infinite vastness of space...expansive and exhilarating”
—Romantic Times, 4 Stars!
“This is science fiction as it is meant to be done: scientific concepts wedded to and built upon human ideals. Absolutely brilliant.”
— Seanan McGuire, New York Times-bestselling author of the October Daye series
When a thief boards the space ship Ananke, mechanic Althea Bastet and the small crew capture him before he can escape. They soon discover that the charming, handsome intruder, who calls himself Ivan, is wanted by the Solar System government for his connection to a terrorist suspected of planning an imminent attack. As an interrogator arrives to force information out of Ivan by any means possible, Althea struggles with a computer virus of mysterious origin, conflict among the crew, and strange noises within the walls. Her beloved ship flounders as the interrogation grows violent, until Althea slowly begins to realize that the only one who can save her ship is Ivan.
Welcome to the Author page of C. A. Higgins, debut author of the novel LIGHTLESS, coming out September 29, 2015.