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Star Child: The Cosmic Birth by [Day, Paul]
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From the Author

I invite you to come on a journey through 3 increasingly detailed books which tell a story through the eyes of Tamsin, a girl born in a future that her human forebears imagined, but would never see. Book 1: The Cosmic Birth, relates the story of Tamsin's formative years on board a sterile, but aging star ship, specially designed for the thousand year voyage. Book 2: Children of Destiny will recount the events in those terrifying early years on the new home world and the final book 3: The Sons of Earth adds ever increasing mystery and a startling revelation to cap of this remarkable series.

The Star Child series embodies the very best ideas in science fiction, coupled with dramatic moments and engaging characters. Although it is primarily written for young adults, there is more than enough to satisfy even the most discerning readers.

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Almost 900 years into the future, the aging Starship Destiny is nearing the end of its long voyage. On board is the only survivor of Earth, a young girl called Tamsin. Raised by Destine, her humanoid companion, she struggles to comprehend a past she was not part of and a future she finds difficult to accept. Surrounded by robots on board a sterile ship, Tamsin will discover that Destiny has many secrets and that Destine is not who she appears. Over three sprawling books, Tamsin unravels the past, piece by piece, while she comes to terms with her own destiny and the fate of all humanity.

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  • File Size: 898 KB
  • Print Length: 139 pages
  • Publication Date: November 27, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00C41ZCQ0
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Borne just at the end of their 900 year journey, Tamsin had a lonely live in the huge star ship, Destiny, flown by Destine the robot and other robots maintaining the ship and give her company. She reprograms some of the other maintaining robots and they become her real friends, even a sister. She studies a lot and Destine calls her “the human encyclopaedia”.

She is dreaming a lot of things she hardly understands, but still feels lonely. So Destine is giving her a puppy. And through that act, she finds out, that the chip is actually an ark. It carries all sorts of seeds, not only plants, animals as well. And when the puppy was two years old, she became pregnant. Tamsin thought it through and found out, that the whole ship was there for a special purpose, much bigger and more important, than she ever could imagine. Destine also told her “You are destined for something truly great.”

First it was strange for me to read the story from the eyes of Tamsin. She starts her story much later in her life but is going back to her birth on the star ship until they arrive at their far away destination, the planet that orbits a star, with the astronomical name “Kepler 62f”.

I believe that story is for all ages not only for younger ones. I really enjoyed it very much and can’t wait for the next book. A great read. Loved it.

It really deserves 5 stars
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Paul: I recently purchased your book for Kindle "Star Child" and I have to tell you, it is amazing. I read the first few chapters this morning, and the thing that I'm most impressed about is the relating of the dreams. Very nice work, Paul. You have known me for almost two years, and you know that I don't give compliments like peanuts, if I like something, I may say I like it, but this is beyond "like". It is GREAT sci-fi work. A concept that I am particularly interested in, survival.

Congratulations. I will read the rest of it after I've had my breakfast. As they say in your country, "Good On Ya, Mate!"
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This author has written an imaginative and creative story that takes the reader above and beyond the dimensions of our world and into another universe. A sci-fi book for YA that will keep them mesmerized with the turn of each page. This is a fascinating read and was enjoyed by this adult. Who says you have to be a kid to enjoy YA genre?
There will be more parts to this story and I look forward to reading them all. A wonderful addition to YA summer reading or any time.
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First of a trilogy, a YA-aimed but enjoyable and charmingly told story of a colony ship on a 900 year voyage, populated only by robots, and one young girl who is "birthed" near the end of the voyage. There are mysteries to be revealed in the next books, and a lot of suspense to be resolved, so I will most definitely read the succeeding books when available.
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This book grabbed my interest the whole entire time. Not many books can do that. There were no boring lags anywhere. It was a very pleasant read, and really thought provoking and intriguing. I can't wait for more!
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I chose to read this book as I recently read another of Paul G. Day’s books called Children of Mars which I found to be very good. I liked the story a lot and I can’t wait tot read the next book in the Star Child series by this author one day too.

My favourite character would have to be Tamsin followed by Destine. Not only do I love both of these names, but I can see the bond between them even though Destine is still, at her basics, a robot companion that helps run the space ship that they’re on called Destiny. I’m not entirely sure why as I can’t quite place my finger on it, but I do know that they’re my favourite two.

The only problem that I can think of with this book is that at the end I’m not one hundred per cent sure whether they lived or died when coming down to the planet whose scientific name in the book was “Kepler 62f”. That is probably explained in the next book though or else I may have just been over-tired when I was reading and overlooked it somewhat.

This may have only been the second book I have read by Paul G. Day, I have found that he writes the Science Fiction genre and female characters of the future very well.

Would I like to hear anything more of the planet they arrived (or didn’t arrive) on? Sure I would! But again, I have a feeling that may be in the next book once again.

Now to try and get my grubby little bookworm hands on a copy of the second book in the Star Child series!

Rating: 4/5
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