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.
Review of novel " Second Star"
This was a fine book. The characters were in
3D. Though sometimes , not often, it got into to much detail. All together tho it was a fine read.
Needs a good edit
Used "gee" to represent gravity,while standard is "G". For example instead of "zero-g" it was "zero-gee." This simple fact made it hard for me to buy into any facts of the sci-fi story line. Protagonist is predictably antagonist like Kate S. series.
I Really enjoyed loosing myself in this futuristic story. It had all the elements of probing your conscious -ness to open up to the realities of Space and yet came with a love story filled with sentiment and caring.
I really loved the fact that Ms Stebenow didn't have to resort to horror and gore to keep me entertained.