The Darkness Outside Us
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Minerva Cusk, the daughter of the wealthy Cusk family - citizens of Federation, by the way - is in fact the first person to navigate a space vessel to Titan, one of Saturn's moons, intending to establish mankind's first settlement in outer space. It’s been a long while since I reviewed a book that wasn’t an ARC, but I had too many thoughts to get out about The Darkness Outside Us to let it be.
The Darkness Outside Us - Eliot Schrefer - Google Books
i find it hard to conjure words for what is definitely possibly going to be my favorite book of 2022. i don’t think i can find another book…. that makes me question everything, that makes me love, and feel afraid for everything i’ve grown close to. there’s so much i can’t say about this, there’s so much that is only for you to discover alone. but there’s also so much i want to say. this book is, as i like to call it, existentialism space gays. i don’t know how else to describe it. to quote my lovely friend cel about this book, “so often i’d would be mid-sentence, going about my silly little life, and then kodiak and ambrose would pop into my head asking whether i am truly alive and then ‘oh no i can’t breathe i must lie down’”. (she said it perfectly.)i love stories that make me think about what it means to be human. to *feel* human. when everything is stripped down to its bare bones - just two people and an infinite nothingness, what is connection? what is intimacy? is there a reason for anything at all? The Darkness Outside Us was the most breathtaking sci-fi I’ve read all year. An unexpectedly introspective tale balancing humour and unimaginable grief—pain with great payoff. The protagonists—Ambrose and Kodiak—stole my heart from the get-go with their affable banter; this was an experience beyond words (and one I’d kill to see adapted into a movie!)
The Darkness Outside Us - ebook (ePub) - Eliot Schrefer The Darkness Outside Us - ebook (ePub) - Eliot Schrefer
I would spoil the whole experience by saying anything about any little thing in this book. You better read totally blind about it. Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Drinking, Drugs & Smoking in your kid's entertainment guide. Get started Close I went into this book knowing absolutely nothing other than the fact that this book had ✨ gays in space✨ but. oh my goodness. I am so glad that was all I knew because this book was such a thrilling, evocative, and wild ride that had me literally YELLING. I loved this book so much.Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Sex, Romance & Nudity in your kid's entertainment guide. Get started Close I'm waiting for Kodiak in his workshop, wearing - deliciously enough - one of his jumpsuits. The sleeves hang to the middle of my fingers. We have only dry clothes shampoo on the ship, so this shirt smells perfectly clean and also like months of built-up Kodiak scent, of engines and sweat and lemongrass and bleach. I'm draped in the deepest and freshest version of him.” and also quite literally. breathtaking. so often i would be mid-sentence, going about my silly little life, and then kodiak and ambrose would pop into my head asking whether i am truly alive and then “oh no i can’t breathe i must lie down”