Wow, had one of those one sitting reads with this book by the author James Smythe; The Explorer. Picked it up to get a flavor for a later read and ended up having to see where it was all going( I am like that with pavlova;Just one more bite,just one more bite..)and I am glad I did. I went, I explored and I put that moment here. The tone is so melancholy and shot through with the blackness of the space between stars. What begins as a daring and heroic adventure to the very limits of man's reach becomes a timey-whimey ground hogs day of a nightmare.
When you are on your own in space you are really really on your own.
Or are you?