Wednesday, July 26, 2017

What is Anne Corlett reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Anne Corlett, author of The Space Between the Stars.

Her entry begins:
What have I been reading recently?

The honest answer is ‘not enough’. My current novel is proving quite slow going due to a fairly complicated structure which seems to involve long periods of staring at the computer screen, muttering so if person X knows this in chapter 3, then why does person Y behave like that in chapter 7? As a result, I’ve fallen into the trap of thinking of all non-writing time as time wasted, when the reality is that if you’re going to write, you have to read!

Despite my reading dry patch, I did recently get through Megan Hunter’s The End We Start From. To be fair, not getting through it would have taken things to a whole new level of not making time to read, because it’s very short – novella length really. But despite its length, it covers a lot of ground, due in no small part to...[read on]
About The Space Between the Stars, from the publisher:
In a breathtakingly vivid and emotionally gripping debut novel, one woman must confront the emptiness in the universe—and in her own heart—when a devastating virus reduces most of humanity to dust and memories.

All Jamie Allenby ever wanted was space. Even though she wasn’t forced to emigrate from Earth, she willingly left the overpopulated, claustrophobic planet. And when a long relationship devolved into silence and suffocating sadness, she found work on a frontier world on the edges of civilization. Then the virus hit…

Now Jamie finds herself dreadfully alone, with all that’s left of the dead. Until a garbled message from Earth gives her hope that someone from her past might still be alive.

Soon Jamie finds other survivors, and their ragtag group will travel through the vast reaches of space, drawn to the promise of a new beginning on Earth. But their dream will pit them against those desperately clinging to the old ways. And Jamie’s own journey home will help her close the distance between who she has become and who she is meant to be…
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