In the outliers of the Turinth Galaxy, Talia Boone embarks on a tedious, mindless mission to repair outpost communication buoys. Talia likes her solo expeditions – no micromanagement, no small talk, and no one to share her hidden stash of vodka. But when the mission goes awry and her cruiser malfunctions, isolation can have deadly consequences.
“Boone’s Journey” by Kirstin Pulioff is a short but powerful science fiction read. Talia, the main character, is on a space mission, re-booting computers on other planets. A job best suited for people comfortable with their own company – and a lot of it at that.
Talia is a fascinating character with a past and with some rather interesting personal features.
Her inner dialogue and the journey itself are gripping in their simplicity and slow burning intensity.
What stroke me most about the story was its relevance to anyone who questions their character, qualities and what they would like to get out of their life. Which parts of one’s character are useful to society and to oneself?
Talia discovers some ‘philosophical truth’ within as she performs her mission travelling between planets.
As with her previous work, Pulioff has set the scene perfectly with creative imagination and beautiful imagery. A lovely and a thoughtful story, very enjoyable and impressive.
Kirstin Pulioff is a storyteller at heart. Born and raised in Southern California, she moved to the Pacific Northwest to follow her dreams and graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Forest Management. Happily married and a mother of two, she lives in Oregon, and enjoys being a stay at home mom. When she’s not writing, she is busy with her kids, church and the family business.
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