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Light from Other Stars Read & Download í 8 Ñ ❮PDF / Epub❯ ☄ Light from Other Stars Author Erika Swyler – 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 yearThe loss of 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 th. Eleven year old Nedda Papas wants to be an astronaut Her father once worked for NASA was laid off and she is devastated when she watched the Challenger Catastrophe at her school I could relate to this part of the book as I also watched the Challenger break apart 73 seconds into its flight live in my science class But that is not where the book begins the book begins when an adult Nedda is in space aboard the Chawla She has been in space for two years and has several to go before they land The crew is in search of a new place to live as Earth is slowly dying While in space she is looking back at her childhood her parents her father's experiment her friend Denny the Challenger explosion her school and community This book was a bit of a struggle for me and there were times that I thought of putting the book down and not finishing But I pushed through I am on the fence with Science fiction I either love of or just can't connect with it As I stated I struggled with this one The science parts really slowed this book down for me and I found that as always it was the human relationships which worked I did appreciate how the Author tried to give the reader various perspectives through the people in the town about Nedda's father’s experiment and his reason for the experiment I typically do not have an issue with suspending belief but for some reason this just didn't work for me here Consider me an outlier The dual time lines didn't bother me however as I mentioned I just struggled through this entire book I believe this is of a case of it is me and not the book Read other reviews and read the book synopsis I believe most science fiction fans will really enjoy this bookThank you to Bloomsbury Publishing and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review All the thoughts and opinions are my own

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An anyone 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 go. 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

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Light from Other StarsFrom the author of national bestseller The Book of Speculation a poignant fantastical novel about the electric combination Light from eBook #180 of ambition wonder that keeps us reaching toward the heavensEleven year old Nedda Papas is obsessed with becoming an astronaut In 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. 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