This story shifted back and forth between 1st person and 3rd person narrative in an extremely distracting and disconcerting way; I spent far more time trying to figure out who was who than I spent enjoying (or understanding) the story. Not for me.
Dr. Lian Leandros is the only one left alive on the crippled space ship Aldebaran. Once she has sent out a distress signal, there is nothing left for her to do but wait.
It’s a premise that sets a story up for nothing happening: And yet, even though very little does happen in it, the way Ash brings the reader into Leandros’s world, helps us to understand her mind, is compelling and enjoyable, and in the end extremely beautiful.