Second Star (Star Svensdotter Series #1) [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Second Star (Star Svensdotter Series #1)

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Overview

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 hab 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.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013251342
  • Publisher: Gere Donovan Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2011
  • Series: Star Svensdotter Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 52,697
  • File size: 447 KB

Meet the Author

Dana Stabenow was born in Anchorage and raised on 75-foot fish tender in the Gulf of Alaska. She knew there was a warmer, drier job out there somewhere and after having a grand old time working in the Prudhoe Bay oilfields on the North Slope of Alaska, making an obscene amount of money and going to Hawaii a lot, found it in writing.

Her first crime fiction novel, A Cold Day for Murder, won an Edgar award, her first thriller, Blindfold Game, hit the New York Times bestseller list, and her twenty-eighth novel and nineteenth Kate Shugak novel, Restless in the Grave, comes out in February 2012.

Find her on the web at stabenow.com.
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  • Posted November 15, 2012

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    Once I started, I had a really difficult time stopping for littl

    Once I started, I had a really difficult time stopping for little things like eating, and I did not go to sleep until I finished it.

    This is hard science-fiction, no fantasy here. Wonderful characters about whom it was easy to care - I cried in at least two places, so much did I care about the characters. Even though much of the book is basically "a day in the life," it was far from mundane. When the story heated up and the real action got started, it was even more fascinating.

    Polished writing and professional editing. I did not find a single editable error in the entire book. Considering the state of many of my digital reads lately, I'd almost give an extra star just for that, if I could. :)

    My two regrets: I did not find this book, or its sequels, in the 90s, and the two sequels are completely out of my budget.

    Suitable for about 13 and up. There are a couple of sexual situations alluded to, but not actually put on paper (so to speak).

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 2, 2012

    Pretty bad SciFi, don't waste your time.

    Second Star is bad on many levels. The characters are flat, and seem to all resemble one person, maybe the author. They all have different characteristics, but I don't detect any fundamental differences in personalities. The computers have more differences in behaviors than the characters. The science part of science fiction is supposed to be based upon the laws of physics, but in this case they aren't. At best the science is limited to an 8th grade science class with many fundamental flaws (people don't blow up when subjected to a vacuum). I struggled to get by the bad science and flat characters to try to find an engaging plot, but it just wasn't there.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2012

    Great read

    Enjoyed it very much, I will read the second in the series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 19, 2012

    Good story, wirth the time to read.

    It shows what it may be like to work and live day to day in space.

    The ending was not expected however was fun to thing on. Liked all the items to outher stories I have read overy the years.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 21, 2011

    Space adventure!

    Long out of print, I am glad to see these books available again. The main character, Star Svensdotter, has overtones of Ms. Stabenow's better-known heroine, Kate Shugak, but stands on her own as a strong and interesting protagonist. Thank you, Donovan Press, for bringing her back!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2014

    Good not great

    After reading the Kate Shugak & Liam Campbell series, I was excited to find this trilogy. Kate Shugak is a favorite of mine. Second Star was enjoyable, but not of the same caliber. The history lessons tended to lag & it wasn't until the end that some of the characters developed real depth. I look forward to the next book & will no doubt enjoy it too. As an avid reader I've developed patience while authors & characters grow in a series.

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  • Posted July 3, 2013

    One of my favorite authors.

    I began this series after finishing the Kate Shugak series. Intriguing ideas.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2013

    Ummm

    This book should be in fiction and not in science and nature

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2012

    I like this author.

    However. This book is not one of my favorites.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2012

    Very good book!

    I enjoyed this book a great deal and look forward to reading others in the series.

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