Martin Granger’s ‘Out of Sight’ follows the colliding worlds of Satellite Operator and Astrophysics Graduate, Jenny Kang, blind Cosmologist Harry Stones, the talented documentary maker, Nathalie Thompson, and some bird watchers… oh and some other pretty fab space/satellite people too!
Jenny spends all day watching satellites until things take a turn and her job gets exciting and scary, all at the same time. Harry is a diabetic, blind, and stubborn Cosmologist who has become obsessed with satellite crashes and space junk, but with reason! Harry knows there is something going on, but he’s not quite sure exactly what it is. So, who better than documentary maker, Nathalie to help him expose some truths and work out why so much satellite destruction is occurring? What about the bird watchers? Well… you’ll need to read the book to find out, but it’s dark!
‘Out of Sight’ is quite complex in many ways but still manages to make you laugh and ffffff in all the right places. I think it’s easy to get lost in books about space and science because of the big words, and when a writer tries too hard to be clever. Thankfully, this isn’t the case here. It was easy to follow, and I liked the fact Granger yo-yo between his characters to keep the story engaging.
Thank you for a unique read, which made me want to go and look at the stars, oh and read way more sci-fi than I have been. ‘Out of Sight’ provides the kind of sci-fi read that offers twists, with a hint of dark, a zest of space and science and just about the right amount of complexity to keep you interested!
You can grab your copy of ‘Out of Sight’ on Red Door.
When rogue junk collides with a television satellite 22,000 miles above the Earth, blind cosmologist Harry Stones approaches Film Director Nathalie Thompson to make an investigative documentary. Undeterred by Harry’s lack of sight, their quest leads them from the peaks of Arizona to a mile-deep mine in Yorkshire, and finally to a Launchpad in Kazakhstan. As more and more satellites keep falling out of the sky, their curiosity turns to fear. Forewarned of the possible outbreak of World War Three, can Harry and Nathalie prevent the space collision of all time?
Words by Michelle Stannard