The Proximity of Stars by Benedict Stuart is a science-fiction novel that pushes readers to think about alliances, friendships, family, and loss. I’d come across this book via Goodreads when I saw the author’s comments on other books, then decided to add it to my TBR. I’m not normally a reader in this genre, so it’s often a new experience for me when I do take one on. I’m glad I had a chance to read this one, as it’s less about sci-fi on several levels and more about relationships. Of course, there’s the necessary alien, technology, and futuristic stuff, but I never felt overwhelmed.
Sometimes funny, sometimes telling a moral, this story has lots of angles and things to consider. I enjoyed the writing style, including the times when it almost poked a bit of fun at the traditional path of aliens invading the Earth. Sometimes people are at war on their own planet, and at others, they move to the moon! When the author revealed the intricate connections between the different ‘sides’ and killed off a few beloved folks fairly soon in the story… I knew it would be different. I look forward to more from the author in the future.
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