The Outside is a definite mind-bender, serving up shock and awe from the start. What begins as the launch of a cutting edge engine for a run-of-the-mill space station becomes a universe-altering fiasco that has far-reaching implications. The worldbuilding is top notch, slowly revealing this fascinating existence combining future humanity with Gods who run the galaxy with iron fists. It’s equal parts exhilarating space opera and scientific horror, presenting the unknown in epic fashion. The author’s originality shines through, leaving you with the compelling story of a brilliant scientist tasked with solving an impossible mystery.
By Ada Hoffmann
Published by Angry Robot
NOTE: I was provided a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for my honest, unbiased review.