The Space Between the Stars offers symmetry between an enjoyable read and thought-provoking subject matter. Where it falls short of appealing to science fiction fans, it’s bound to act as a segue for fiction lovers easing themselves into the sci-fi genre. One can only hope that Corlett will revisit this world in the future and build upon the foundation she’s created. In the meantime, Corlett has an extensive list of successful short stories worth exploring.
Almost every episode of Welcome to Night Vale ends the same way: with thought-provoking quips that offer a balance of hopeful conclusions and disquieting mysteries. Cecil’s soothing voice provides a sense of closure at the end of an episode, even when the remaining unanswered questions are infinite. As Cecil would say, “some things just aren’t meant to be questioned. Most things, actually.”