One Way

One Way

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.

Eight astronauts.
One killer. No way home.

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WE STAND AT THE DAWN OF A NEW ERA

Frank Kittridge is serving life for murdering his son’s drug dealer. So when he’s offered a deal by Xenosystems Operations – the company that runs the prison – he takes it, even though it means swapping one life sentence for another.

THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME TO BE ALIVE

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 – and he’ll have to learn to trust them if they’re to succeed.

THE FUTURE OF SPACE TRAVEL IS IN SAFE HANDS

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 . . .

XENOSYSTEMS OPERATIONS: MAKING DREAMS A REALITY

There’s a murderer amongst them, and everyone’s a suspect.
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On Sale: 23rd August 2018

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781473222571

Reviews

An exciting Mars-based thriller.
A NOVEL HAUL
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
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
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 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
One Way is a tense and dramatic thriller that entertains from beginning to end
SFBook Reviews
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
If Orange is the New Black was to meet The Martian.
TOR.COM
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
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
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
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 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 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
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
An explosive thriller that blends science fiction with crime.
BIG ISSUE MAGAZINE