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  • Hardcover
  • 305
  • Light from Other Stars
  • Erika Swyler
  • English
  • 07 August 2020
  • 9781635573169

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Free download ô Light from Other Stars õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Nedda’s newborn brother several years before Theo turns to the dangerous dream of extending his living daughter's childhood just a little longer The result is an invention that alters the fabric of timeAmidst the chaos that erupts Nedda must confront her father and his secrets the ramifications of which will irrevocably change her life her community and the entire world But she finds an unexpected ally in Betheen the mother she’s never uite understood who surprises Nedda by seeing her clearly than anyo. I don t normally read science fiction and I m usually not too keen on books about space travel either so I surprised even myself when I decided to pick up Erika Swyler s latest work Light from Other Stars It s hard to pinpoint exactly why but when I first read the summary I was drawn to the story and was curious how it would turn out While I did end up liking the story as well as the characters a lot I have to admit that all the science and space stuff went way over my head to the point that I considered abandoning this than once and moving on to something reuiring less struggle I persevered however and I m so glad I did as the story was definitely worth it especially the aspects of family relationships love and humanity that were so deftly explored through the events that unfold around the main character Nedda Papas in both the past timeline which took place in 1986 and the future inside the space shuttle Chawla Speaking of which the dual timeline format utilized in this story was uniue and unlike many of the other books I ve read before two seemingly unrelated narratives that went off on very different tangents but then converged in a way that surprised me The writing was the other aspect of this novel that stood out it was incredibly descriptive for sure but significantly there was also a gentleness to it with the author taking a delicate approach to all the characters while not hiding the flaws that made them human These were characters that were realistically drawn yet at the same time also didn t feel real given the things that happen in the story Surreal that s the word that kept churning about in my mind throughout the entire time I was reading this Despite that as well as the difficult for me subject matter I still felt captivated by the story and the lyrical nature of the prose If this review sounds vague it s deliberate as this is one of those stories that needs to be experienced for yourself To be uite honest I actually don t think I understood a lot of what I read since like I said earlier I get lost easily when it comes to stories that are heavy on scientific stuff and space travel but I think what helped the most in this case was focusing on the other elements of the story that were easily accessible and not thinking too much about the parts I was not able to wrap my head around This is my first time reading this author s works and even though I struggled through this one largely due to the subject matter I am still interested in reading of her works in the future This was definitely a different experience for me and while I probably still won t choose to read a whole lot of science fiction because it s just not my thing I don t mind occasionally reading outside of my comfort zone especially since finishing a book like this one feels so rewarding Received ARC from Bloomsbury Publishing via NetGalley

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Free download ô Light from Other Stars õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB From the author of national bestseller The Book of Speculation a poignant fantastical novel about the electric combination of ambition wonder that keeps us reaching toward the heavensEleven year old Nedda Papas is obsessed with becoming an astronaut In 1986 in Easter a small Florida Space Coast town her dreams seem almost within reach if she can just grow up fast enough Theo the scientist father she idolizes is consumed by his own obsessions Laid off from his job at NASA and still reeling from the loss of. LOOKING AT A BEAUTIFUL SUMMER NIGHT SKY REMINDED ME OF THIS BOOK THIS IS A GREAT ESCAPE READThis was a 4 star read for meThis is my second book by Ms Swyler and it is really uite different I believe that The Book of Speculation was magical realism and this one is science fiction I think it might be important for readers to know that I do not read science fiction and some parts of this novel were just plain frustrating for me The believability factor was a problem for me at first but then I thought I would just sort of turn myself over to the book and just see where it would carry meWe are thrown into the future right at the beginning of the book as Nedda Papas is waking up on the spaceship Crawla to the sound of birdsong from her now long ago childhood She and her crewmates are on a several years journey to another planet where they will build a base and determine whether this may be a planet suitable for human life since earth is slowly dying The science part of this section and a lot of the book is what dragged for me and some of the descriptions were uite long It was in the frustrating scientific details that this book lost me a little I just wanted to get on with the story I however did learn and you should know it now because it will appear many times in the book that Entropy is the measure of randomness or disorder in a system wikepedia or as Nedda had learned from her father Is it about entropy He told me that s what the machine was for To control it To speed it up or to stop it It s heat loss energy loss but it s time too The setting for the dual timeline is 1986 in a small town around NASA s rocket and shuttle launching station Nedda Papes was lying on the top of her dad s car waiting to catch a glimpse of Halley s Comet We get to know Nedda very well her love of all things space related her obsession to someday be an astronaut The absolute horror as she watched on the TV at school The Challenger shuttle blow up with all of the astronaut s lives lost She is 11 years old and is brilliant in science but otherwise a typical pre adolescent She has a good friend Denny whose orange grove they like to hide in they also like to stop in Pete s backyard he collects old NASA euipment and just anything basically from all of the previous launches he used to work there and if something interesting was being thrown away Pete would probably bring it homeThere are lot of characters in this novel and I won t go through all of them they are flawed some likable some not but I found them believable You have also read a blurb about where some of the story is going but I think you will all be surprised I m not going to talk about the plot in fear of spoiling your enjoyment of the book This novel I believe is about exploration and loss fathers and daughters mothers and how they are sometimes seen through their daughter s eyes Betheen told her daughter Don t think for one second he s the only reason you re smart At times I wasn t sure where the many threads of this story were leading but it was a fun and entertaining ride I received an ARC of this novel from the author and publisher through NetGalley

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Free download ô Light from Other Stars õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ne else Decades later Nedda has achieved her long held dream and as she floats in antigravity far from earth she and her crewmates face a serious crisis Nedda may hold the key to the solution if she can come to terms with her past and the future that awaits her Light from Other Stars is about fathers and daughters women and the forces that hold them back and the cost of meaningful work It uestions how our lives have changed what progress looks like and what it really means to sacrifice for the greater good. I loved the premise of Light From Other Stars when I read it The story lost me unfortunately It s not a bad story or badly written I got lost somewhere in the scientific stuff and I just couldn t maintain interest enough I skimmed through probably half of the story If scientific stuff is your thing you ll like it Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review Sideways in Neverland Life in the Santa Ynez Valley California uestions how our lives have changed what progress looks like and what it really means to sacrifice for the greater good. I loved the premise of Light From Other Stars when I read it The story lost me Pandora unfortunately It s not a bad story or badly written I got lost somewhere in the scientific stuff and I just couldn t maintain interest enough I skimmed through probably half of the story If scientific stuff is your thing you ll like it Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review