Goldilocks is an excellent, character-led space epic filled with well-researched science, moral ambiguity, and - in place of stereotypes and easy answers - the kind of science fiction that makes me keep reading
A more beautiful than usual work of science fiction. Come for the superbly researched escape from a dying plane, stay for the cast of characters and the emotional heart.
Lam makes the personal political in this tense near-future family drama that's fuelled by the climate crisis. Lam expertly evokes the claustrophobia of both tight spaces and taut relationships in the evolving struggle between Naomi and Valerie for the soul of the mission... [A] deeply felt space opera.
The unexpected ending will leave satisfied readers searching for read-alikes in its wake. A slow-burning fire of a novel that begs the reader to keep turning the page.
Masterful science fiction. An absolutely stunning and compelling story.
It's bold and explosive, equal parts heartfelt and harrowing. Lam's unflinching prose interrogates you, asking what prices you'd be willing to pay for the future of humanity. It's a book that demands your attention.
A fascinating cast of characters, which from the very start of the story hook you in. Surprisingly dark.
A compelling, character-led science fiction tale. With a perfect balance of beauty, thrills and hope, Goldilocks conjures up the twisty claustrophobia of space-travel, untrustworthy relationships and what we're doing to the planet.
Goldilocks grabs your attention from the first page and doesn't let go - a thought-provoking, imaginative call-to-arms featuring brilliant female characters and a terrifying premise
The end of our world is well-trod territory for science fiction but Golidlocks tackles it with startling relevance, fusing together our social and political anxieties in a tense, taut adventure with rich characterization and care. Interstellar's brain with The Handmaid Tale's heart/
Ultimately hopeful . . . grim and thriller-tense, with plenty of twists and turns