Black Box by Kevan Manwaring
Black Box, a dark SF thriller about the consequences of exploration of the Solar System and beyond. A desperate mission to find water – and the possibility of life – on one of Jupiter’s moons, is set against a backdrop of a dying Earth. It explores notions of consciousness – both human and non-human – and challenges the anthropocentric view of the universe. If we were to encounter extra-terrestrial life would we even be able to register its presence, if it was so ‘other’?