Guys, i need your help to find a right novel for my next read.
Here's my requirements-
1. Has to be about few people(6-10) traveling in a space ship.
2. Novel must not have alien invasion as the main theme because then it will definitely contain numerous character.
3. If possible earth might not even be involved at all other than in some backstory stuff.
4. I am looking for some thing between Alien movies and Moon(not twilight) movie or even Dead Space (it's a PS3 game).
5. Avoid long series (except if it is a strong contender) because again i don't want to experiment (just this time). 1-3 books will do.
6. It can be a mix of following genres (in left to right order)- sci-fi, adventure, horror, action
If you are wondering why i am being so specific, its because i have had ample share of bad books and plus i always like such setting in stories.
One more movie that strongly matches my requirements is Pandorum (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pandorum
-it is mostly in spaceship
-very few characters
-i think it has a wonderful ending (and in that case i will really like a sequel)
Some sci-fi novel which i have read (have nothing to do with my requirements)-
War of worlds - for me it was boring
Halo: the fall of reach - it was a good read but i felt, at times, it was pretty repetitive and bland may be because it was more of military sci-fi.
Contact - still not completed
Please post your suggestions, can't wait to see results.
Thanks for your time.