Sisters of the Vast Black

Sisters of the Vast Black Review

The sisters of the Order of Saint Rita captain their living ship into the reaches of space in Lina Rather's debut novella, Sisters of the Vast Black.

Years ago, Old Earth sent forth sisters and brothers into the vast dark of the prodigal colonies armed only with crucifixes and iron faith. Now, the sisters of the Order of Saint Rita are on an interstellar mission of mercy aboard Our Lady of Impossible Constellations, a living, breathing ship which seems determined to develop a will of its own.

When the order receives a distress call from a newly-formed colony, the sisters discover that the bodies and souls in their care—and that of the galactic diaspora—are in danger. And not from void beyond, but from the nascent Central Governance and the Church itself.

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  • carol.

    There's something incredibly campy sounding about nuns in space. But this is less meme and more character study in the most unique space faring vehicle yet (even surpassing Tchaikovsky's webship). In ...

  • Kayla Dawn

    This was beautiful...

  • laurel [suspected bibliophile]

    "We should go because I would want someone to come for us. We're all just scattered, lonely specks out here, unless we try to be more. We shouldn't be brutal just because the universe is."The sisters ...

  • Lindsay

    An order of nuns aboard a living spaceship minister to remote human colonies in the aftermath of a devastating interstellar war.The amount of world-building and characterization crammed into this shor...

  • Lata

    4.5 stars. An excellent story about -Nuns in space, travelling from colony to colony, giving medical aid, marrying people, and doing other things deemed appropriate by their Earth-based church and mal...

  • Mikhail

    A little rough around the edges, but overall a very nice little novella. Writing could be a hair more polished, and the plot has a few too many elements for the size of the book... but the story holds...

  • Ernest

    Nuns...in...spaaaaaaaaaace. Sorry about that, but it had to be said. Now that I've got that out of my system, don't let the idea put you off. LinaRather's novella about a ship of nuns doing good works...

  • Tammy

    I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The nitty-gritty: Nuns on a galactic mission ...

  • Donna

    Nuns on a living spaceship must decide whether to follow the Church's dictates or help a colony that has an outbreak of Ringeye virus.4.5 starsI really enjoyed this novella! It's difficult to pull off...

  • Cheyanne

    Nuns in space! this manages to pack a good amount of backstory & has a very likable cast of characters. I feel like I could keep reading in this universe, either before or after the events of the stor...