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One Way

By S.J. Morden

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A murder mystery set on the frozen red wastes of Mars.

Eight astronauts.

One killer.

No way home.

EIGHT ASTRONAUTS. ONE KILLER. NO WAY HOME.


A blend of classic mystery, Orange is the New Black and Andy Weir's The Martian, One Way is a science-fiction thriller like no other.

'A rip-roaring thriller of a book that hits the ground running and doesn't stop until the final chapter' John Marrs, author of the bestselling/Radio 2 Book Club choice THE ONE



'S.J. Morden's Agatha-Christie-in-space thriller accelerates to warp speed and becomes an engrossing whodunnit' Financial Times

* * * * *

There's a murderer amongst them, and everyone's a suspect . . .

Frank Kittridge is serving life for murdering his son's drug dealer, so when he's offered a deal by Xenosystems Operations - the corporation that owns the prison - he takes it.

He's been selected to help build the first permanent base on Mars. Unfortunately, his crewmates are just as guilty of their crimes as he is.

As the convicts set to work on the frozen wastes of Mars, the accidents multiply.

Until Frank begins to suspect they might not be accidents at all . . .

* * * * *

'A claustrophobic, high-tension, survival-against-the-odds thriller. It paints a convincing picture of the lethal Martian envrionment as well as the growing terror of being incarcerated in a deadly prison with no way out' Guardian

'A tense and claustrophobic murder-mystery-on-Mars' James Swallow, Sunday Times bestselling author of NOMAD

'ONE WAY is what would happen if the crime and sci-fi genres got together and had a baby. Deeply immersive, chilling and atmospheric. An utterly fabulous book!' Emma Kavanagh, bestselling author of FALLING and HIDDEN

'A cracking read. A compelling vision of the near future inhabited by well motivated characters. It's a thrilling tale that grabs you and whips along to the very last breathless page' Adam Hamdy, author of PENDULUM

'Twisty and gripping . . . the Red Planet was never bloodier' Financial Times

Biographical Notes

Dr S. J. Morden has won the Philip K. Dick Award and been a judge on the Arthur C. Clarke Award. He is a bona fide rocket scientist with degrees in Geology and Planetary Geophysics. ONE WAY is the perfect fusion of his incredible breadth of knowledge and ability to write award-winning, razor-sharp science fiction.

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  • ISBN: 9781473222571
  • Publication date: 23 Aug 2018
  • Page count: 336
  • Imprint: Gollancz
A claustrophobic, high-tension, survival-against-the-odds thriller. It paints a convincing picture of the lethal Martian environment as well as the growing terror of being incarcerated in a deadly prison with no way out. — GUARDIAN
An explosive thriller that blends science fiction with crime. — BIG ISSUE MAGAZINE
A rip-roaring thriller of a book that hits the ground running and doesn't stop until the final chapter — John Marrs, author of the bestselling/Radio 2 Book Club choice THE ONE
If Orange is the New Black was to meet The Martian. — TOR.COM
An intense, gripping sci-fi thriller — Adrian Tchaikovsky, Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning author
One Way is what would happen if the crime and sci-fi genres got together and had a baby. Deeply immersive, chilling and atmospheric enough that you will believe yourself under a cold Martian sky. An utterly fabulous book! — Emma Kavanagh, bestselling author of FALLING and HIDDEN
S.J. Morden's Agatha-Christie-in-space thriller accelerates to warp speed and becomes an engrossing whodunnit . . . The red planet was never bloodier. — FINANCIAL TIMES
One Way is a great adventure story . . . It is also a great account and record of human endurance in the face of brutal, cruel and greedy authoritarian control — Forbidden Planet
A cracking read. A compelling vision of the near future inhabited by well motivated characters. It's a thrilling tale that grabs you and whips along to the very last breathless page. — Adam Hamdy, author of PENDULUM
Morden knows his stuff when it comes to space travel, the depiction of life on Mars is fascinating, and there's something chilling about the idea of being so far from home and so utterly beyond rescue. — SCIFINOW
One Way is a taut and claustrophobic hard SF thriller. Morden does a fantastic job of ratcheting up the tension like oxygen escaping from a pressurised Martian habitat — Gavin Smith
Twists and a series of betrayals abound along with much technical rigour and a strong touch of irony, making this a great, involving read. — CRIME TIME
One Way is a tense and dramatic thriller that entertains from beginning to end — SFBook Reviews
An exciting Mars-based thriller. — A NOVEL HAUL
One Way is a superb high-stakes SF murder mystery novel that paints a vivid and intense picture of a genuine effort to inhabit Mars . . . immensely enjoyable — Always Trust In Books
There is a satisfying hint of Andy Weir's The Martian. — CONCATENATION
A blend of classic mystery, Orange is the New Black and Andy Weir's The Martian, One Way is a science-fiction thriller like no other. — WATERSTONES.COM
A tense and claustrophobic murder-mystery-on-Mars — James Swallow, Sunday Times bestselling author of NOMAD
It's the gripping sense of believable physical experience in a wholly alien landscape that grabs the attention and brings the writing to vivid life — THE CRACK MAGAZINE
One Way delivers a compulsive, claustrophobic story where there is literally no way out and nowhere to hide. — SF CROWSNEST
One Way is what would happen if the crime and sci-fi genres got together and had a baby. Deeply immersive, chilling and atmospheric enough that you will believe yourself under a cold Martian sky. An utterly fabulous book! — Emma Kavanagh, bestselling author of FALLING and HIDDEN
An intense, gripping sci-fi thriller — Adrian Tchaikovsky, Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning author
A rip-roaring thriller of a book that hits the ground running and doesn't stop until the final chapter — John Marrs, author of the bestselling/Radio 2 Book Club choice THE ONE
One Way is a taut and claustrophobic hard SF thriller. Morden does a fantastic job of ratcheting up the tension like oxygen escaping from a pressurised Martian habitat — Gavin Smith
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