The Ghost Line

Tghostline_finalhe Ghost Line is a haunting science fiction novella about the Titanic of the stars by Andrew Neil Gray and J. S. Herbison that Lawrence M. Schoen calls “a delicious rush of the future and the past” and Publisher’s Weekly called “shiver-inducing, thought-provoking, and decidedly eerie.”
The luxury cruise ship the Martian Queen was decommissioned years ago, set to drift back and forth between Earth and Mars on the off-chance that reclaiming it ever became profitable for the owners. For Saga and her husband Michel the cruise ship represents a massive payday.
Hacking and stealing the ship could earn them enough to settle down, have children, and pay for the treatments to save Saga’s mother’s life.
But the Martian Queen is much more than their employer has told them. In the twenty years since it was abandoned, something strange and dangerous has come to reside in the decadent vessel. Saga feels herself being drawn into a spider’s web, and must navigate the traps and lures of an awakening intelligence if she wants to go home again.

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$3.99 e-book / $14.99 trade paperback ($20.99 Canada)
Tor/Forge | ISBN: 9780765394972 | 144 Pages
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Reviews

Publisher’s Weekly: “In this creepy novella, a ghost story set in the abandoned splendor of a richly appointed spaceship, Grey and Herbison invoke shades of Alien and The Shining while still giving their tale a fresh twist.”

RT Book Reviews: “Gray and Herbison accomplish much in this novella, crafting a menacing yet alluring atmosphere within an apparently abandoned spacecraft and weaving in an intriguing message about life, loss and the persistence of memory.”

All About Books: “An atmospheric novella reminiscent of one of my favorite horror movies, Ghost Ship. The Ghost Line is a lot more than just a horror story though. It’s also a story about love and loss, perfectly integrated in this ominous adventure.”