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In the twenty-third century pioneers have escaped the crowded earth for life in self-sustaining orbital colonies. One of the colonies, Rotor, has broken away from the solar system to create its own renegade utopia around an unknown red star two light-years from Earth: a star named Nemesis.
Now a fifteen-year-old Rotorian girl has learned of the dire threat that nemesis poses to Earth’s people—but she is prevented from warning them. Soon she will realize that Nemesis endangers Rotor as well. And so it will be up to her alone to save both Earth and Rotor as—drawn inexorably by Nemesis, the death star—they hurtle toward certain disaster.
Beginning could have been a lot shorter
It takes forever to get into the meat of the story. The beginning (the first third) could have been edited out. If you like hearing people talk about what they are GOING to do, vs the author saying what they actually are doing, then you may enjoy the book. It's worth the weight (pun intentional) in the long run b/c it eventually gets decent, but it never got good for me personally. I am a huge Asimov fan, and this was easily my least favorite.