Although I watched my fair share of Star Trek in high school and college (ALL of the TNG episodes…multiple times!…do not get me started on Voyager, Enterprise, or DS9), I have actually never read any Sci Fi books. Then, last year, my uncle wrote one! It’s called Sirius Loss: A Star Lost, a New Future by Tim Edwards.
First of all, I want to admit the nepotism inherent in this post. The author of this book is my uncle, obviously. I got the book for free (well, partially true – he gave me a copy for free but I actually read it on Kindle and I bought that one myself). Truth be told, I was a little nervous about reading it. Partially because I am pretty unfamiliar with this genre in general and didn’t know what to expect. Here’s the description of the plot from Amazon:
An unassuming astronomer and her family find themselves and the entire world dislocated after she makes a series of major interstellar discoveries that lead to the worst threat to Earth ever. Everyone tries to carry on with life as best they can, seeking normalcy in the midst of the news that the Earth has less than four years. Then she makes another discovery even more remarkable that opens the door to our first contact with an advanced civilization that has come to our rescue. The future of our solar system, the sun, and the Earth will never be the same again.
Although I know that the author worked with NASA scientists on the science parts of the book, the science was not too difficult to understand for a lay person, and the faith aspect was not overdone. The characters were believable and I actually found myself staying up past my bedtime one night to find out what happened at the end! Definitely recommend a read, and wonder about a sequel since only one of the scientific mysteries that were discovered in the book was resolved.
3 actions I’d love for you to take!
- Please “Like” the Sirius Loss Facebook page for updates and thoughtful blog post about the intersection of science and faith.
- Attend a book signing with the author, Tim Edwards, on September 8, 2012 (next week!) at the Barns & Noble in Plano, TX. I will be there! We can meet up! More info can be found on the Facebook Event page or the Barnes & Noble event page.
- Read the book. Of course! You can buy the book at the book signing or on Amazon, but I will make it even easier for you.
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If you are local, I can actually deliver a copy to you at the book signing in Plano!