Distant Suns: The Journey Home [NOOK Book]

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Distant Suns - The Journey Home is the sequel to Distant Suns.

The crew of the star ship Terra - the last hope to avoid extinction for the human race - are nearly two years from the dying planet Earth, when their four thousand year long journey, to reach the first possible habitable world, is unexpectedly halted.

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She moved away from the cabin and hurried across the plain towards the valley at the far ...

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Overview

Distant Suns - The Journey Home is the sequel to Distant Suns.

The crew of the star ship Terra - the last hope to avoid extinction for the human race - are nearly two years from the dying planet Earth, when their four thousand year long journey, to reach the first possible habitable world, is unexpectedly halted.

* * *
She moved away from the cabin and hurried across the plain towards the valley at the far side.

Bones, baked in the unbridled sun, littered the landscape and the desiccated soil, now nothing more than clay and dust, was cracked and bare.

On the horizon, the receding moon silhouetted the shadows of lost lives as it dipped behind the skeletal remains of a once majestic forest and to the right a deep depression marked the position of a lake, now dry and barren, its former fertility validated by the shrivelled husks strewn across the base.

The woman stopped to catch her breath. The thin air made periods of exertion impossible and anything other than a casual walk was becoming increasingly difficult. Once recovered, she again checked she was not being followed before making her way to the edge of the valley and around the ravine.

The cave was close by and shielded, from the top, by densely packed shrubs. She pushed against the branches then, as the dried withered leaves crumbled in her hand, slid between wood and rock until she slipped into the cool dark interior of the cliff.

Every day she feared the worst and every day she was relieved to find they still had not been discovered. She dropped to her knees and checked the contents of the first.

This small cavern, cut out of the rock thousands of years ago by wind and rain, provided the perfect environment for her water-gathering devices. The cave, slightly cooler than the outside air, accumulated moisture in the depths of night, which was then collected in small jugs beneath plastic sheets. A number of such devices scattered around the floor provided just enough water for the two of them to survive.

She sat back and rested a moment before amassing her yield.

The sharp corner of a folded sheet of paper, nestled inside her clothing like a baby in a pouch, pressed uncomfortably against a rib. She looked down and slipped her hand inside the fabric to retrieve the document.

It had started to come apart some time ago and was now held together with a great deal of tape. It was yellow and frayed, and she only looked at it occasionally as a rare treat. Carefully, she opened out the sheet, as though it were the most pure gold, until it was spread across her lap. This was more valuable than gold, though, especially now, and she would kill to protect it, as it was all that remained of a decimated life.
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Review:

"It's nice, for a change, to read an "end of earth" scenario that isn't the direct result of humanity misusing the planet. In other words, a great sci-if story that doesn't have an agenda or get preachy.

Every bit as good as the book that precedes it, I look forward to more from Patricia Smith!"

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045298667
  • Publisher: Patricia Smith
  • Publication date: 9/15/2013
  • Series: Distant Suns , #2
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 967,317
  • File size: 246 KB

Meet the Author

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I often tell people I'm an astronomical bore. I'm absolutely nuts about astronomy and also writing apocalyptic thrillers. You can't shut me up about either.

I have enjoyed writing stories all my life.

I received my first telescope for Christmas 2005. Since then I've enjoyed many nights, freezing until I couldn't stand it anymore, looking at the delights of the Universe and the magical wonders of alien worlds.

I started my career in computing, but presently work helping students to improve their numeracy and English skills. The rest of my time is worked around my writing.

I live in Northumberland, England, with my husband and three cats. Whenever possible, we (not the cats) like to go walking in the magnificent Northumberland hills and mountain biking at Kielder Forest.

My choice of genre stems from my love of apocalyptic thrillers and the 'What if?' scenario.

I strive to give the reader a rollercoaster ride of emotions and excitement, mixed in with a good dash of fear - all from the safety of their armchair.

You can contact me at: patriciasmith@timesplit.co.uk

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