As exploration continues, only those with the most money and often those most bored with life choose the opportunity to visit the stars. Those are the earthly stars themselves-celebrities. Take that mix and add in one lonely former Navy man, Dan Cooper. With just three weeks of training, he is in charge of the basic safety on board. Other than his passengers, he is the only presence on board, this commercial shuttle set on automatic pilot. Tucked in among the celebrities was a Dr. known for some cutting edge experiments, and while due to her stature she would still be considered somewhat a celebrity, she stayed off to herself, above the riff raff, from her expression.
While not in space long the craft his hit by some sort of power, knocking most of them unconscious. Dan sends out a mayday, but even before it is answered, the ship is attacked again. Will he be able to save the crew, and what is this threat? He is out of his element, with very little training and must rely on his naval background to try to find answers. Yet after being knocked out himself, he wakes up to the unimaginable. This is horrifying and sinister, and he can only look on as his wildest nightmares begin.
In Celebrity Space, a short novella by Alain Gomez, horror seems to come in small packages. The story while short is succinct and makes the hair stand on the back of your neck. The characters could be fleshed out a bit more, but Alain certainly makes the most of this unnatural tale of space.
If you enjoy short work, and science fiction horror this book will be right up your alley. It is a chilling and unnatural tale.
This book was received as a free download from the author. All opinions are my own based off my reading and understanding of the material.