Book cover, Centers of Gravity by Marko Kloos.Author: Marko Kloos
Genre: Science fiction
Published: 2022
Pages: 320
Reading started: February 3rd, 2023
Current progress: Page 320 of 320 (100%)
Reading ended: February 20th, 2023. This book was successfully finished in 17 days.
Effective reading time: 6 hours, 1 minute (1 minute, 7 seconds per page)
Number of sessions: 13
Average session reading time: 27 minutes, 49 seconds
Average session review score: 4.4 of 5
Final review score: 4.5 of 5

Description Stranded light-years from home, Major Andrew Grayson and his crew are on a desperate mission to discover the Lankies’ secrets. They can’t let what they’ve found die with them.

Nine hundred light-years from home, Major Andrew Grayson and the crew of NACS Washington are marooned in a sunless system with limited water, reactor fuel, and food. The last hope for survival is to go where nothing human has gone before.

After embarking on a scouting mission to the only moon with surface signs of life, Andrew and his special tactics team make two startling discoveries. One is a dream: a form of protein and plant life that could save the starving humans in the rogue system. The second is a nightmare: this harvested rock is infested with Lankies. Far from the seemingly mindless aggressors Andrew has battled for years, these show a terrifying awareness, and they have surprising secrets of their own hidden away in the darkness.

When the Lankies sense an uninvited presence in their world, Andrew’s operation becomes an expedition to hell. The odds against his small crew are stacked high. Of all the mysteries of space, how to escape with their lives is the greatest unknown of all.