Literature: The Hour Before Morning

The Hour Before Morning is a science fiction novel by Arwen Spicer about three condemned prisoners struggling to reconcile with death and each other, all against a backdrop of interplanetary revolution.

At first, the rebel leader Jenchae is alone in the starship's brig. As the ship comes under attack, two other condemned are thrown in with him, both connected with the same revolutionary movement that he's spent his life agitating for. Both of them are also murderers: Meravyn killed for love, Elek out of irresistible compulsion. Hours pass, and the three of them bond and fight and suffer together, remembering their crimes and forming a fragile connection on what may be the last night of their lives.

The novel is available on Amazon. A microbudget film, shot in southern Oregon, was released in June 2014.

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