A Handful of Stars (Star Svensdotter #2)

A Handful of Stars (Star Svensdotter #2)

by Dana Stabenow

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A Handful of Stars (Star Svensdotter #2) by Dana Stabenow

Ellfive colony won its independence in the One-Day Revolution, but while much may be forgiven, its debts haven’t been. The orbital nation needs a serious supply of minerals and ore to realize its manufacturing potentials, and in this solar system, the cost of lifting rocks to orbit is prohibitive, the only viable option is to mine them yourself.

And so, Star Svensdotter leads a prospecting expedition to the Belt, almost two AUs out, on the very edges of Earth’s colonization of space. It’s not exactly unexplored territory—a motley assortment of grifters, drifters and fortune-hunters have already made the Belt their home—but Star and her crew soon find that they have a lot to offer the anarchic frontier society, and that there are richer opportunities than merely mining for minerals. 

The second in Dana Stabenow’s Star Svensdotter trilogy, A Handful of Stars follows humanity’s outward migration into the solar system.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013251328
Publisher: Gere Donovan Press
Publication date: 10/28/2011
Series: Star Svensdotter Series , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 215
Sales rank: 331,932
File size: 491 KB

About 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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A Handful of Stars 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Robins_Son More than 1 year ago
I found it wonderful fun to see where my favorite author started--with this series about Star Svensdotter, space explorer, administrator, and adventurer. Star is an intriguing character, with overtones of Kate Shugak (she may even be related, if I read it right), and the soul of Marco Polo. I'd love to see some more written about her, beyond the three books in this series.
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I enjoyed reading this book. the characters were quite believable and the plot was interesting as it was from a female prospective. Rare in sci fi I haven't read the 1st book but will quickly start the 3ed in the series.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
good storyline. i like the take-off on the klondikeand am looking forward to the next read.
Tiefighter More than 1 year ago
Well done, one of my favorite series of books now. Great research done for the time it was written and will read other titles from this author now.
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Tech_Guy More than 1 year ago
I liked the book and enjoyed the others in the series. Give it a try!