Twelve Light Years (Innbundet)


Gro Dahle

Norwegian title: Tolv lysår
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2021
Pages: 544
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202721176
Kategori: Literature and Fiction
Overview Tolv lysår

Twelve Light Years is an astonishing novel – unreal yet utterly natural.

The year is 2032. Norwegian Vera is one of 19 000 applicants to NASA's space training programme for astronauts. She's chosen: First to attend NASA's astronaut education, then to take part in China’s space programme, and finally to be part of the ten-person crew being sent to the exoplanet Luytens B. Luytens B is 12.36 light years away and is said to be a Super Earth. It's in the Canis Minor constellation, where the astronauts will seek out life and establish a space station. On her way to the planet, Vera becomes pregnant. She and the captain of the spaceship, Edvard, have followed the programme that was laid out for them: they will become a family.

Back on Earth, Vera has a father and a sister. And it's not like the immense distance makes her past life disappear. The journey to Luytens B also proves to be dangerous in ways none of the ten pioneers could imagine.

‘Gro Dahle has us holding our breath as if it's a thriller.’
Tønsbergs blad, five/six stars

‘[...] joyful and exciting entertainment. Almost impossible to put down before the last page is finished.’

‘[...] it's hard not to be deeply impressed and entertained by this epic science fiction novel.’
Vårt Land

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Reviews Tolv lysår

Ligger håpet i universet? 11.12.2021

«... sannelig makter Gro Dahle å fengsle meg fullstendig med sin mursteinstykke fremtidsroman «Tolv lysår».»

«Denne gangen har Gro Dahle skrevet en roman. Det har vært vellykket»

«Gro Dahle holder oss i ånde som i en spenningsroman. »

Finn Stenstad, Tønsberg Blad

Hverdagslig romeventyr 14.01.2022

«Gro Dahle har skrevet en overbevisende science fiction-roman...»

«Uansett er det vanskelig ikke å bli både dypt imponert og underholdt av denne episke sci-ence fiction-romanen. »

«Dess-uten er slutten både poetisk og vakker. »

Kjetil Røed, Vårt Land

«Gro Dahle overrasker og imponerer»

«[...] frydefull og spennende underholdning. Nesten umulig å legge fra seg før siste side er slukt.»

Turid Larsen, Dagsavisen

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Author Gro Dahle

Gro Dahle (b. 1962) writes for both children and adults. As a children's author she is known for her poetic books on themes that are often given little attention. Her poetry collections Riddles of Rain and A Hundred Thousand Hours have solid places in the canon of modern Norwegian poetry. She has also published novels and short stories.

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