Praise for Crash
***** “Lost Meets The Walking Dead! …If you loved Lost or books like Mysterious Island you will love this book. Highly recommended….”
– Amazon review
*****“A gripping sci-fi adventure that stands out in the genre thanks to its amazing characters.
Knox is a captain worth rooting for, and his relationships with his crew develop in fascinating ways as they’re forced to handle (or not) the life-or-death situations they find themselves in.
Doctor Molina was a huge highlight for me – when the narrative switched to her point of view, I literally fist pumped! And in a book that’s not wanting for villains, the planet itself was one of the best. …”
***** “Crash is a gritty science fiction adventure featuring a classic man against the elements scenario. The characters are compelling, and even those initially unlovable have multiple facets. The situation is a difficult one, which at once brings out the best and the worst in people. You don’t know whether you will survive long enough to starve, or whether you will fill the belly of a predator or carnivorous plant. N.S. Shajay’s Crash is a brilliant debut…”
– Amazon review
**** “Lost In Space on steroids!”
Excerpt from Crash, by N. S. Shajay
Nearly six months since their departure from Earth, and Knox knew Joe Stetts was on the verge of tracking down the ghost maintenance that had been done on the ship. The other man currently sat at his workstation, looking at complex engineering diagrams focused on the ship’s heart.
That heart was the spot where all of Builder’s vital systems intersected; it was a vulnerability that didn’t exist in newer ships, but Builder was the last working ship of her class. Joe, supremely pissed off that anyone had dared touch the heart without the permission of the listed senior engineer, was spending what little spare time he had—and he didn’t have much, not with Builder requiring so much constant maintenance—going over the systems there piece by intricate piece.
That wasn’t the only development: Knox had just thrown one of his officers in the brig— personally—and was nursing a sore jaw. That Navigator Copernicus “Nic” Hall hadn’t meant to hit him didn’t alleviate the impact on Knox’s jaw.
But it wasn’t the latter that worried him.
“People are starting to get stupid,” he said to Bailey before remembering it wasn’t calm, competent Peyton Bailey seated beside him on the bridge but Min Dana.
Officially Builder’s third-in-command, Min was the daughter of a new aristocrat. She’d never been a sailor or a dirt pounder, never flown fighter jets or done stealth incursions. Instead, she’d completed her tour of duty in a secure administration facility on Earth.
Min was also the only person on board who wasn’t making a one-way trip.