Light from Other Stars

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  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • Light from Other Stars
  • Erika Swyler
  • English
  • 05 January 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. Read Light from Other Stars – 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 the...

  2. 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 maintain interest enough I skimmed through probably half of the story If scie...

  3. 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...

  4. Kris Waldherr says:

    I was fortunate to have read LIGHT FROM OTHER STARS as a manuscript It moved me to tears More to come closer to publication.

  5. Megan Bell says:

    Nedda Papas is eleven and space obsessed in Easter, Florida, when Challenger explodes in the sky overhead, sending shockwaves through the small NASA adjacent town Nedda s father, a scientist grieving the death of his infant son, the passing of his daughter s youth, and the degeneration of his hands, has been conducting fragile and dangerous experiments, sent over the edge and altering the fabric of time in wondrous and tragic ways after Challenger s demise Years later, Nedda has achieved her d Nedda Papas is eleven and space obsessed in Easter, Florida, when Challenger explodes in the sky overhead, sending shockwaves through the small NASA adjacent town Nedda s father, a scientist grieving the death of his infant son, the passing of his daughter s youth, and the degeneration of his hands, has been conducting fragile and dangerous experiments, sent over the edge and altering the fabric of time in wondrous and ...

  6. 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 p...

  7. Samantha | thisbookbelongsto.sw says:

    Thanks to Netgalley and Bloomsbury Publishing for the advanced copy of Light From Other Stars in exchange for an honest review This book is fascinating, shocking and still very much grounded in the real world, making it an incredible science fiction novel that doesn t even need to leave earth Although, it does inevitably take the reader into space by using 2 timelines as a narrative device, I found the most intriguing story developments happened on earth in the 1980s.We are introduced to a Thanks to Netgalley and Bloomsbury Publishing for the advanced copy of Light From Other Stars in exchange for an honest review This book is fascinating, shocking and still very much grounded in the real world, making it an incredible science fiction novel that doesn t even need to leave earth Although, it does inevitably take the reader into space by using 2 timelines as a narrative device, I found the most intriguing story developments happened on earth in the 1980s.We are introduced to a few characters in the small Floridian town of Easter near Cape Canaveral and NASA , but are mostly viewing the story through the eyes of Nedda, her mother Betheen, and father disgraced NASA scientist Theo.Theo invents a machine that is intended to fight entropy, but instead wreaks havoc on the town of Easter and it s residents As the book progresses, I found myself struggling to accept or ...

  8. Pam says:

    Thank you NetGalley and Bloomsbury Publishing for a digital ARC Put this 4 read out in May on your TBR This is a beautifully written science fiction tale that explores space and invention, as well as relationships between a husband and wife, a child and her parents, a child and her best friend, and fellow astronauts I absolutely loved all the characters in this book and their interactions My heart is full The science aspects were a little over my head at times, but otherwise this is a bo Thank you NetGalley and Bloomsbury Publishing for a digital ARC Put this 4 read out in May on your TBR This is a beautifully written science fiction tale that exp...

  9. Jessica Strawser says:

    Full of courageous characters and equally courageous writing, Light From Other Stars is an immersive, gorgeous, utterly original read While I don t typically opt for novels with elements of science fiction, in the talented hands of Erika Swyler this story feelslike pure magic than fantasy It s as much a coming of age story as an exploration of the future as much a celebration of family as of humanity This is the first I ve read from this author, but certainly won t be my last Many tha Full of courageous characters and equally courageous writing, Light From O...

  10. Elizabeth Law says:

    I knew nothing about this book when I started it other then the rather interesting description provided by the publisher on Netgalley Light from Other Stars surperised me to put it mildly It, is a slow burn that turns into a wild ride but you certainly need to be patient to get to the good stuff I almost DNFd this book because at first it was so confusing, so disjointed I just could not get into it However, it is worth the build In retrospect I believe the format is entirely intentional and I knew nothing about this book when I started it other then the rather interesting description provided by the publisher on Netgalley Light from Other Stars surperised me to put it mildly It, is a slow burn that turns into a wild ride but you certainly need to be patient to get to the good stuff I almost DNFd this book because at first it was so confusing, so disjointed I just could not get into it However, it is worth the build In retrospect I believe the format is entirely intentional and completely makes sense towards the latter half of the story Nedda is a young girl living in small town Florida in the late 80 s who dreams of being an astronaut She has grown up with two brilliant scientist parents who are fractured from personal t...