Star Svensdotter

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 178 ratings

Second Star Publisher's Summary

"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 hub 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.

©1991 Dana Stabenow (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Second Star

    • Star Svensdotter, Book 1
    • By: Dana Stabenow
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 101

    "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."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Space Opera

    • By Lindsay Jeffers on 04-02-12

    Regular price: $6.99

  • Book 2

    • A Handful of Stars

    • Star Svensdotter Series, Book 2
    • By: Dana Stabenow
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • see review for 2nd Star

    • By Darryl on 03-08-13

    Regular price: $17.49

  • Book 3

    • Red Planet Run

    • Star Svensdotter, Book 3
    • By: Dana Stabenow
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    Twelve years have passed since the events of A Handful of Stars. Star continues to silently mourn Caleb’s death, World Builders, Inc. is completing its first asteroid-based Bernal sphere, and the Svensdotter twins are of a restless age. When the opportunity to undertake a survey mission of Mars’ Cydonia region presents itself, Star leaps at the chance. Drifting above Mars' surface, the family rediscovers the wonder of pure exploration.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • see review for 2nd Star

    • By Darryl on 03-08-13

    Regular price: $17.49