The Truth About The Stars


Fiction - Science Fiction
282 Pages
Reviewed on 09/08/2021
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Reviewed by Susan Sewell for Readers' Favorite

In The Truth About The Stars by Mark Boxall, two astronauts are preparing for humankind's first flight into Outerspace. Their mission is to capture one of the Real Stars and bring it back to earth. While studying the Stars, a scientist becomes aware of shadows moving behind the Real Stars among the Pseudo-Stars and approaches the man in charge of the space launch. She believes the astronauts are in danger if they leave the atmosphere. Even though he believes her findings are valid, the plans for the lift-off continue. A conspiracy group behind the scenes is leaking information the government is attempting to hide regarding subversion of the mission. In the meantime, the astronauts become gravely ill while they wait in isolation. Despite all of the distractions and sabotage attempts, the government pushes the mission ahead, and the rocket launches into space for the first time. However, once the shuttle reaches the Real Star, something goes wrong, and one of the astronauts dies. Has someone undermined the mission? Can the remaining astronaut make it back alive?

When a space mission ends in disaster, life for everyone involved alters in unbelievable ways. The Truth About The Stars by Mark Boxall is filled with mystery and suspense. Engaging and intense, the story contains interesting concepts that include a provocative approach to society and the universe. The author created a story world that not only motivates readers' imaginations but is also thought-provoking. Even though the palindromes of the cities, characters, and countries are distracting, the storyline is captivating and suspenseful. This book is a stunning novel that will enthrall those who enjoy science fiction stories of other worlds.