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. Best Read [ Light from Other Stars ] Author [ Erika Swyler ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – e17streets4all.co.ukLight from Other Stars

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  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • Light from Other Stars
  • Erika Swyler
  • English
  • 23 May 2017
  • 1635573165

10 thoughts on “Light from Other Stars

  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 scientific s...

  3. 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 muses to herself as a child, it was stupid to send grown men into...

  4. 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. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 inve...

  8. 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 scie...

  9. 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 tragedy Her father, a former NASA employee, has put all his waking energy into developing a ...

  10. says:

    This book was crackers bananas Nothing I expected to happen, happened If you like a book that surprises you, this is it Erika Swyler is skilled at unraveling secrets in a way that doesn t make you hate the characters I feel like that s a talent, because in some stories, any person who carries a secret is not seen as such a nuanced person In Light from Other Stars, we are split between two moments in Nedda s life her childhood and her adulthood In her childhood, she is in Florida with her This book was crackers bananas Nothing I expected to happen, h...

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