This is the longest of the excerpts provided by Recorded Books from their audio book version of Hell Ship. It’s narrated by Sai-ias, who is the heroine of the story – a complex, powerful, tenderhearted alien from a universe not our own.
There are a LOT of universes not our own in Hell Ship. You won’t meet Flanagan, or Lena, or Saunders, or Hooperman, or Version 43 in this story. There’s no Cheo, no Galactic Corporation. No, this is a story of terror and treachery that takes us on a journey through the multiverses, in the company of a ship of aliens who are also alien to each other. It’s a big canvas piece. And it’s dark, and serious, though leavened I hope with humour, and heart.
It’s a story about violence, and pacifism, and love, and hate, and weird monsters.
If you hate spoilers, don’t listen to this clip until you’ve read the book; it’s a revealing moment in the story, but I can’t resist playing it because of the wonderful way Bianca Amato voices the role of Sai-ias.
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