Goodreads: The Last Feast
Author: Zeb Haradon
Published: 21st June 2018
Source: Copy from Author
Rating: 3/5 (Liked it)
Official Summary: “Jim, the only human still alive in the universe, lives his life on a small escape pod orbiting a black hole, where he survives by replicating himself and eating his clones. Before eating one of his duplicates, he entertains his meal by recounting the story of how he got here and how he managed to survive.
It began when he had decided to travel to an interstellar colony where he could sell some museum pieces he owned. En route, the ship he is on gets momentarily caught in the powerful gravity of a black hole and is flung trillions and trillions of years into the future. The passengers find themselves in a time of maximum entropy, where all life is extinct, all the stars have burned out, and there is nothing left in the universe except a black hole and a complete vacuum extending in all directions.
As the original crew of seven is slowly reduced through suicide, murder, and accident, two factions form. One group believes, against all evidence, that somehow, somewhere, there exists intelligent life in this universe that can rescue them from this hell, and they devote their energies to sending out more and more powerful distress calls. The other group simply wants to preserve the ship’s power, so that they can live comfortably in this hopeless universe as long as possible.” – Goodreads
Review: The whole story is very morbid but you can’t help but be sucked in from the very first page. You wanted to know how it all happened, what is happening. This story summons up human nature so well.
The sci-fi elements were amazingly well done. Loved what was added and loved the bigger picture the Author had built.
(Disclaimer: I received a free copy from the Author. Does not affect my review)