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Second Star

Second Star

Written by Dana Stabenow

Narrated by Marguerite Gavin


Second Star

Written by Dana Stabenow

Narrated by Marguerite Gavin

ratings:
3/5 (1 rating)
Length:
7 hours
Released:
Nov 1, 2011
ISBN:
9781455838394
Format:
Audiobook

Description

When the Betelgeuse message was detected, it changed a lot of things on Earth. We began to look seriously outward, not with the heady optimism of the early days, but with deliberate calculation. We knew that Someone was out there, and that eventually, they'd be coming. If Earth didn't occupy the High Frontier, it could be ours to lose.

Esther "Star" Svensdotter's job is overseeing the completion of the American Alliance's first O'Neill cylinder - a massive space hub capable of supporting thousands of colonists. It's just weeks away from commissioning, and she'll be damned if Luddite terrorists, squabbling bureaucrats, military takeovers or rogue AIs will stand in the way. Frontier justice on Ellfive sometimes involves an airlock - you don't want to be on the wrong side of justice. Or the wrong side of Star Svensdotter.

The first in Dana Stabenow's Star Svensdotter trilogy, Second Star is a tale of first contact, declarations of independence, and new frontiers.
Released:
Nov 1, 2011
ISBN:
9781455838394
Format:
Audiobook


About the author

Dana Stabenow is a popular American author who has produced works in the science fiction, mystery, and sus-pense/thriller genres. She was born in Anchorage and lives near Homer, AK. www.stabenow.com

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  • (3/5)
    Stabenow builds a very interesting world where this planet has reached its sell by date and off earth stations are being built for colonization. The resources come from the Moon and asteroid belts, the projects are expected to pay back their start up costs with interest, and no one is expecting Utopia, just a place they can safely call home. Where the book falls very short is that there's way too much telling in the first half - literal telling of characters explaining things to each other that they certainly would have already known, but the reader needs to know to get on with the story. The worst offense of this is a brand new security chief who apparently took the job knowing nothing about living off Terra. Then there's a very obvious bias against military leadership that we're supposed to accept without any proof that the military's ends won't justify its means. And finally, every body lies. Without lies, the story couldn't have happened, couldn't have had its big action scene, and worst of all, couldn't have a happy ending. A brave new world built on lies is not a brave world at all.