The Loneliest Girl in the Universe – Lauren James

Lauren James was born in 1992 and has a master’s degree from the University of Nottingham, UK, where she studied chemistry and physics. The Loneliest Girl in the Universe was inspired by a physics calculation she was assigned at university. She sold the rights to her first novel, The Next Together, when she was twenty-one. Lauren is a passionate advocate of STEM further education, and all her books feature scientists in prominent roles. She lives in the West Midlands, UK, and is an Arts Council grant recipient.

A buzzy and surprising sci-fi novel, The Loneliest Girl in the Universe proves there are worse things in space than being alone.

The daughter of two astronauts, Romy Silvers is no stranger to life in space. But she never knew how isolating the universe could be until her parents’ tragic deaths left her alone on the Infinity, a spaceship speeding away from Earth.

Romy tries to make the best of her lonely situation, but with only brief messages from her therapist on Earth to keep her company, she can’t help but feel like something is missing. It seems like a dream come true when NASA alerts her that another ship, the Eternity, will be joining the Infinity.

Romy begins exchanging messages with J, the captain of the Eternity, and their friendship breathes new life into her world. But as the Eternity gets closer, Romy learns there’s more to J’s mission than she could have imagined. And suddenly, there are worse things than being alone…


AMAZING TWIST: This isn’t your average space book! Psychological and twisty, The Loneliest Girl in the Universe will appeal to fans of Passengers and Gone Girl. It’s a book you will need to talk about as soon as you finish it.

FAST PACE: Once this story gets going, you won’t want to put it down. With each page, there’s something new and incredibly gripping, and you’ll race to the end to see how it all turns out.

STRONG FEMALE LEAD: Romy’s a strong character who isn’t afraid to tackle a problem head-on, and she proves that, no matter the challenges they face, girls can kick ass in space, too.

HONEST AND RELATABLE: Romy learns to cope with the crushing anxiety and loneliness that comes from living alone on a spaceship in a very real and honest way—through chats with her therapist, writing fan fiction, and listening to podcasts!

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781406375473
  • Published: 07 Sep 2017 – Walker Books
  • Price: £7.99
  • Size: 198 x 129 mm
  • Pages: 304

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