The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling

The Luminous Dead

Caitlin Starling

fiction horror lgbtqia+ science fiction dark mysterious tense slow-paced

432 pages | first published 2019

Description

A thrilling, atmospheric debut with the intensive drive of The Martian and Gravity and the creeping dread of Annihilation, in which a caver on a foreign planet finds herself on a terrifying psychological and emotional journey for survival.When Gyr...
Browse similar books...

Plus

Content Warnings

Submitted by users as part of their reviews

Expand filter menu View summary

See all...

Community Reviews

summary of 1571 ratings (see reviews)

Moods

dark 87%
tense 83%
mysterious 65%
adventurous 58%
emotional 46%
challenging 22%
sad 10%
reflective 3%
hopeful 2%

Pace

medium 46%
slow 36%
fast 16%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 59% | A mix: 33% | Plot: 7%

Strong character development?

Yes: 63% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 8%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 28% | No: 21%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 65% | No: 15% | It's complicated: 13% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 92% | It's complicated: 5% | No: 1%

Average rating

3.85