Ten Little Astronauts
Ten Little Astronauts is Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None set in space. The novella takes the essence of Christie's murder mystery and condenses it down into a tense, hard sci-fi thriller.
Ten astronauts are awoken from suspended animation to deal with a crisis on board their ship. Selected from a crew of thousands, none of them knows any of the others: all they know is that one of their number is a murderer. And until they work out who it is, none of them can go back to sleep.
With the environment of the ship itself acting as an added threat, the story progresses at a faster pace with a more rapid series of twists.
- Grounded in reality, the science fiction acts as a backdrop to a mystery that can be broken down and solved by conventional means.
- The characters and premise will be well familiar to fans of Agatha Christie, but the story itself is brand new.