Light from Other Stars

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  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • Light from Other Stars
  • Erika Swyler
  • English
  • 21 October 2018
  • 1635573165

About the Author: Erika Swyler

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Light from Other Stars 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 heavens.Eleven 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 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 time.Amidst 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 quite understood, who surprises Nedda by seeing her clearly than 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 questions how our lives have changed, what progress looks like, and what it really means to sacrifice for the greater good. Free Download Kindle ePUB Light from Other Stars Author Erika Swyler – lovelylingeriecompany.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “Light from Other Stars

  1. Elyse Walters says:

    Wow I was left with a big lump in my throat as I turned the last few pages I sat quietly just staring out the window.It s not a book one easily jumps away from and walks off quickly.It s a book that transforms us.one we continue to reflect It brims with heart pleasures and pain between parents and their children It s a highly imaginable story one that expands our horizons between earth and space This novel is wonderful extraordinary incredibly ambitious..and as ambitiou Wow I was left with a big lump in my throat as I turned the last few pages I sat quietly just staring out the window.It s not a book one easily jumps away from and walks off quickly.It s a book that transforms us.one we continue to reflect It brims with heart pleasures and pain between parents and their children It s a highly imaginable story one that expands our horizons between earth and space This novel is wonderful extraordinary incredibly ambitious..and as ambitious as its heroine Nedda Papas Eleven year old Nedda wanted to be an astronaut She wanted to go to the moon, walk on its craters She wanted her own space shuttle and to feel what weightlessness was like The story begins when Nedda has already been in outer space for two yea...

  2. Dorie - Traveling Sister :) says:

    NOW AVAILABLE This was a 4 star read for me.This is my second book by Ms Swyler and it is really quite different I believe that The Book of Speculation wasmagical 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 ju NOW AVAILABLE This was a 4 star read for me.This is my second book by Ms Swyler and it is really quite different I believe that The Book of Speculation wasmagical 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 ...

  3. Angela M says:

    4.5 starsScience fiction is not a genre I typically read, but there was something about the description of this book that appealed to me I amthan a little surprised at how much I loved it Most of the sci fi stuff was beyond me and while I didn t find most of it believable, the author did a fabulous job of helping me to imagine it Eleven year old Nedda loves space travel and astronauts and science and her heart is broken when The Challenger crashes Nedda s love of space travel and her a 4.5 starsScience fiction is not a genre I typically read, but there was something about the description of this book that appealed to me I amthan a little surprised at how much I loved it Most of the sci fi stuff was beyond me and while I didn t find most of it believable, the author did a fabulous job of helping me to imagine it Eleven year old Nedda loves space travel and astronauts and science and her heart is broken when The Challenger crashes Nedda s love of space travel and her ambition to go to space is realized in this dual time narrative The story begins from her present on a spacecraft on a journey to a planet to explore whether it could be a safe haven as the...

  4. Debra says:

    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 severalto go before they 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 severalto go before they land The crew is in search of a new place to live...

  5. Hannah Greendale says:

    Intriguing premise but innefective execution Would recommend Light from Other Stars to fans of The Sunlight Pilgrims by Jenni Fagan or Borne by Jeff Vandermeer She d been little when he d told her about the beginning of the universe and how ...

  6. Bkwmlee says:

    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 workLight from Other StarsIt 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 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 workLight from Other StarsIt 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 thisthan once and moving on to something requiring 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...

  7. Evelina | AvalinahsBooks says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Light from Other Stars is certainly not an easy book to review It holds a lot of meaning and very deep emotion, and the idea behind it is definitely interesting a science experiment gone wrong that sends the whole town into a temporal bubble and makes it effectively disappear for some 50 years, after which it surfaces like some real life nostalgia in a futuristic world of our day So while it s a great premise, it s just So, so sad.Light from Other Stars is largely about the trauma the Light from Other Stars is certainly not an easy book to review It holds a lot of meaning and very deep emotion, and the idea behind it is definitely interesting a science experiment gone wrong that sends the whole town into a temporal bubble and makes it effectively disappear for some 50 years, after whic...

  8. Jypsy says:

    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 maintai...

  9. Jennifer says:

    This is a deeply beautiful booklike a 4.5 for me , although it has a promotional pitch that is perhaps misleading Indeed this book consists of two parallel stories Nedda s father s science experiment going array when she is a child and flash forward scenes aboard a space ship when Nedda is older and an astronaut What I think you DON T get from the promotional copy is that this book is sci fi and those elements will figure prominently into one and ultimately both of these plot lines.I This is a deeply beautiful booklike a 4.5 for me , although it has a promotional pitch that is perhaps misleading Indeed this book consists of two parallel stories Nedda s father s science experiment going array when she is a child and flash forward scenes aboard a space ship when Nedda is older and an astronaut What I think you DON T get from the promotional copy is that this book is sci fi and those elements will figure prominently into one and ultimately both of these plot lines.I only mention this because when this book first went into that sci fi direction, it threw me for a loop Nedda and her friend Denny have an exceptional morning as many kids in my generation did watching the Challenge disaster on TV at school Being that this is a story about a girl who ultimately becomes an astronaut who adorable...

  10. Carla (Carla& says:

    Just wow I m speechless.There s not much you can say about this book but that it truly understands loneliness but it makes you feel seen and understood in it It s hopeful, ambitious, and full of life and love.Be aware that this might not be for everyone, and that s okay, speculative fiction rarely is But this is a story that s ambitious, large in scope, and never talks down to the reader This is quite heavy in science and engineering, but even a person like me, who s no closer to an ex Just wow I m speechless.There s not much you can say about this book but that it truly understands loneliness but it makes you feel seen and understood in it It s hopeful, ambitious, and full of life and love.Be aware that this might not be for everyone, and that s okay, speculative fiction rarely is But this is a story that s ambitious, large in scope, and never talks down to the reader This is quite heavy in science and engineering, but even a person like me, who ...