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The Cosmic Birth: 1 (Star Child) [Paperback]

Paul G Day
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31 Mar 2013 Star Child
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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  • Paperback: 138 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (31 Mar 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1484002199
  • ISBN-13: 978-1484002193
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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An experienced writer and author, Paul G Day now has dozens of books published on Amazon and through Create Space. He is also a qualified teacher. Although Paul has been writing for a long time, it is only in recent years that his writing has found a readership with his many YA Novels, Poetry Anthologies and Children's Books. Paul G Day is adept at writing in multiple genres, from fantasy to science fiction to contemporary and classic fiction. There is quite literally something for everyone.

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This is one of the most character in-depth science fiction books I've ever read!
The author has put a lot of consideration into how the only human - Tamsin - would react to situations that occur throughout her growing up period while travelling through space to her final destination. A journey that was planned and started 800 years before her birth.
Even how the various robots would act, taking into consideration how high level their programming is.
The method of storytelling is reminiscent of the old masters of the genre, like Isaac Asimov, Greg Bear, Ben Nova, et al.
This is a tale to savour and live in.
I consider it to be excellent and my favourite read so far from this Author.
My hope is he will write a sequel soon!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A real Star child 23 Jun 2014
By Gisela H. Sedlmayer - Published on Amazon.com
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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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4.0 out of 5 stars A Winner 18 July 2013
By J. Mitchell - Published on Amazon.com
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars An imaginative adventure into another world 2 July 2013
By Jjspina - Published on Amazon.com
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, and I'm not finished reading it yet. 8 May 2013
By Don Yarber, Author - Published on Amazon.com
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Star Child: The Cosmic Birth 6 May 2013
By Jill Miller - Published on Amazon.com
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Very suitable vocabulary and content for young adults.
A very good story written very well. Engrossed me throughout the read.
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