Star Splitter

by Matthew J. Kirby

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A 2024 Edgar Award Nominee!

Survival and self-determination collide in this haunting, pulse-pounding science fiction novel from Edgar Award–winning author Matthew J. Kirby that spans both space and time.


“An intense, read-in-one-sitting kind of ride.″—Kirkus, starred review


2199. Deep-space exploration is a reality and teleportation is routine. But this time something has gone very, very wrong. Seventeen-year-old Jessica Mathers wakes up in a lander that’s crashed onto the surface of Carver 1061c, a desolate, post-extinction planet fourteen light-years from Earth. The planet she was supposed to be viewing from a ship orbiting far above.

The corridors of the empty lander are covered in bloody hand prints; the machines are silent and dark. And outside, in the alien dirt, there are fresh graves carefully marked with names she doesn’t recognize. Now Jessica must unravel the mystery of the destruction all around her—and the questionable intentions of a familiar stranger.
  • ISBN10 0593619641
  • ISBN13 9780593619643
  • Publish Date 25 April 2023
  • Publish Status Active
  • Publish Country US
  • Imprint Dutton Books for Young Readers
  • Format Paperback (US Trade)
  • Pages 320
  • Language English