I will admit, I nearly took the poll down this month as I was not excited about the choices myself. I’d wanted to try and tackle something that was actually set in space so asked around for some suggestions. But, part of this challenge is to try and read outside our comfort zones so that should really apply to me too! So please join me in April in reading Greg Bear’s Hull Zero Three. It has been nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke award this year so you’ll be able to join in the discussions on whether it deserves to be there too.

A starship hurtles through the emptiness of space. Its destination – unknown. Its purpose? A mystery. Its history? Lost. Now, one man wakes up. Ripped from a dream of a new home, a new planet and the woman he was meant to love in his arms, he finds himself wet, naked, and freezing to death. The dark halls are full of monsters but trusting other survivors he meets might be the greater danger. All he has are questions: Who is he? Where are they going? What happened to the dream of a new life? What happened to the woman he loved? What happened to Hull 03?