CSFF Blog Tour – Offworld, Day 1

As I mentioned in my last post, I’m having “car issues” so I was away from my computer all morning. This is not ideal during a blog tour, yet here we are, beginning the CSFF August tour for Robin Parrish‘s Offworld (Bethany House Publishing).

I’ve decided the best approach will be for me to do my review in pieces, a la Steve Rice. Today, the Story.

Best described as a science fiction suspense, Offworld takes place in the not-too-distant future. In many ways, a new TV program “Defying Gravity” reminds me of the opening of Offworld.

In the book, four astronauts are returning to Earth after a successful, first manned visit to Mars. However, as they approach re-entry, things start going wrong.

There’s a mysterious black cloud, or void, that appears for moments, then disappears. Then communication with Earth suddenly stops. Finally there is near failure of all the vital system needed to land the space craft.

Despite near blind flying, the crew brings their vessel to ground, but rather than finding a welcome of any kind, the Florida space landing strip and surrounding buildings is deserted.

The crew begins to investigate, and unearths video that shows the sudden disappearance of everyone on the base. And on the world, they assume.

Through Internet feeds of satellite pictures of Earth, they see an incredibly powerful beam coming from somewhere near Houston. So, to Houston they go. Or try to.

The simple cross-country trip is fraught with more dangers than they encountered in space, and all the time, the questions mount. What happened to the people? Are they still alive?

The weary astronauts are determined to get some answers.

But of course, I’m not going to pass along any of the answers to you. That’s for readers to discover. 😉

Take some time to read the views of the other CSFF participants in the Offworld tour:

Published in: on August 17, 2009 at 1:23 pm  Comments (9)  
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  1. Oh my golly … for some reason I thought this tour started on Wednesday! Good thing I wrote my first post ahead of time :p. Just posting it now.


  2. […] place : For a list of CSFF Blog Tour participants and links to their posts, when available, see my CSFF Blog Tour – Offworld, Day 1 […]


  3. Okay, two of three days are posted…
    The list of all participants and official Amazon link here:

    And then my review of the book here:

    Anything else I need to do? 🙂


  4. Okay, all three days are up. Thanks for promoting the tour! Lyn


  5. […] post wraps up the CSFF Blog Tour for Offworld. Check out the list of other posters on Becky Miller’s blog, and leave a comment here. I’ll be giving away a copy of Robin Parrish’s book next […]


  6. […] The complete and updated list of links is available here at CSFF Blog Tour – Offworld, Day 1. […]


  7. hehe okay laughing cuz the Defying gravity just promo’ed here 2 weeks ago and i thought the same thing lol
    and yea.. a “clean” booklist would be great.


  8. […] take time to check your status. The current list of participants appears at the end of this post: https://rebeccaluellamiller.wordpress.com/2009/08/17/csff-blog-tour-%e2%80%93-offworld-day-1/ OPT OUT of the tour if you participated last month but will not participate this […]


  9. Hello Becky!

    I know it’s been a very long time since I’ve been on the tour, but I’m back and would like to participate, starting in October. I hope that will work for you.



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