Book: Distant Suns - The Journey Home by Patricia Smithcategories: Book, First Contact, Extinction, Apocalypse, Battle, Nuclear, Space Ship, Warp, NASA, Rescue, Asteroid, Science Fiction
Patricia Smithabout this book: Distant Suns – The Journey Home is the sequel to Distant Suns and follows the fate of 1,500 souls, the last hope for the human race to avoid extinction, on their 4000 year long journey to search for another home. They are still in contact with a group of scientists on the dying planet Earth when suddenly all communication with the ship stops.
Like its predecessor, it is a story of action, high drama and is a rollercoaster of emotions. Reviewers said they fell in love with the characters and have described the stories as page-turners.
Distant Suns – The Journey Home is a science fiction novel which has been carefully researched to ensure the science is based on possibilities. Although warp capacity is not possible at this point, NASA have a formulae for making it work.
I also learned a number of things whilst researching this novel. It is believed that our television signals have been being transmitted into space since the first televised programs, approximately sixty years ago, and that aliens would be able to pick up those signals at roughly the same distance in light years from Earth. Sadly this is not true due to the Inverse Square Law which states that the spread of the signal would become indistinguishable from background space noise after twenty light years. I also discovered that the moon appearing larger on the horizon is called the Ponzo Illusion and is the brains interpretation of objects at a distance that creates this effect and not the magnifying effect of the horizon as is sometimes thought.
I want my readers to have a rollercoaster ride of excitement and emotions, all from the safety of their armchair.
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