Children of the Star

Omnibus edition containing the trilogy This Star Shall Abide (aka Heritage of the Star), Beyond the Tomorrow Mountains, and The Doors of the Universe, which are also available as separate ebooks. Noren defied the High Law and had no faith in the Prophecy's fulfillment. But the more he learned of the truth about his people's situation, the less possible it seemed that their world could be changed. More

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Published by Ad Stellae Books
Words: 278,240
Language: English
ISBN: 9781310474347
About Sylvia Engdahl

Sylvia Engdahl is best known as the author of highly-acclaimed Young Adult novels that are also enjoyed by adults, one of which was a Newbery Honor book and a finalist for the 2002 Book Sense Book of the Year in the Rediscovery category. However, her Children of the Star trilogy, originally written for teens, was republished as adult SF, and she is now writing only fiction for adults. The first novel in her two Flame series, "Stewards of the Flame," was the winner of a bronze medal in the 2008 Independent Publisher (IPPY) Book Awards. Although all her novels take place in the distant future on hypothetical worlds and thus are categorized as science fiction, they are character-driven and are directed more to mainstream readers than to avid science fiction fans.

Engdahl is a strong advocate of space colonization and has maintained a widely-read space section of her website for many years. She has also recently issued an updated edition of her 1974 nonfiction book "The Planet-Girded Suns: The History of Human Thought About Extrasolar Worlds," which is focused on original research in primary sources of the 17th through early 20th centuries; this new edition includes an Afterword titled "Confronting the Universe in the Twenty-First Century."

She lives in Eugene, Oregon, and currently works as a freelance editor of nonfiction anthologies for high schools.

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