Review of Earth to centauri: The first journey by Kumar L.

Title: Earth to centauri:The first journey

(Dharti Se Sitaron Tak Pehli Yatra)

Author: Kumar L

Format: Kindle edition(available in paperback too)

Language: Hindi (English edition is available as well)

Book Length: 276 pages.

Blurb:
वर्ष है 2095! 1977 में ‘गोल्डन रिकॉर्ड’ के साथ छोड़े गये वायेजर 1 को किसी ने ढूंढ लिया है. और उन्होंने वापस धरती पर संदेश भेजा है.
लाइट से तेज़ चलने वाले नये स्पेसशिप ‘अंतरिक्ष’ में कैप्टन अनारा धरती के सबसे नज़दीकी सितारे – प्रॉक्सिमा सेंटौरी – पर जाती है, जहाँ से यह संदेश आया है. उसके क्रू में लेफ्टिनेंट मनीषा जैसे नौसिखियों से लेकर कमांडर रायन जैसे धुरंधर मौजूद हैं. लेकिन एलियनों से मिल पाने से पहले ही उसके शिप पर अजीबोगरीब घटनाएँ होने लगती हैं. दुनिया का सबसे आधुनिक तरीके से प्रोग्राम किया गया उसका ‘आर्टिफिशियल इंटेलिजेंस’ उससे बातें छुपाने लगा है और बिना किसी वजह के उसके शिप पर रेडिएशन फ़ैल रहा है, जिससे मिशन खतरे में पड़ गया है.
प्रॉक्सिमा बी पर उन्हें जो मिलता है, उसके असर की गूँज धरती को अकल्पनीय खतरे में डालते हुए इस पहली यात्रा के कहीं बाद तक भी सुनाई देती रहती है. और तब जाकर अनारा को पता चलता है वह रहस्य, जो वायेजर 1 को बनाने वालों ने उसमें छुपाया था!!
The year is 2095. Voyager 1, launched in 1977 with its golden record, has been found by someone. They’ve sent a signal back to Earth.
With a newly constructed faster than light spaceship ‘Antariksh’, Captain Anara reaches the source of the signal, the nearest star to Earth – Proxima Centauri. Her crew includes novices such as Lt. Manisha, and seasoned professionals, including Commander Ryan. But before she can even meet with the aliens, Anara must clear obstacles on her own ship, including a recalcitrant Artificial Intelligence and inexplicable radiation, which threatens the safety of the mission.
The implications of what they find on planet Proxima B will resonate far beyond this first journey exposing Earth to dangers on an unimaginable scale. And then Captain Anara finds out that there was a secret buried aboard Voyager 1 by its creators.

Review:

Earth to centauri : The first journey is a fantasy science fiction book wonderfully written by Kumar L.

The concept is just out of the box and amazing as the story is set in two different centuries one in the past and one of the future.

Reading this book in hindi made it more interesting and reminds me of that such stories should be in school books too.
This is the best ever science fiction I have read ever by an Indian author.

The story has many interesting facts about space, earth and solar system,
the story begins with current year and takes us forward to 2095 and then it speaks of secret of 20th century.

The plot is fast paced and very gripping and one can imagine each and everything that is being written, characters are created keeping the plot and sequence in mind, narration is very much interesting and translation in hindi is amazing too.

The climax makes me desperate to read the second part as soon as I can.

If you love reading science fictions this is the book you should not miss out reading.

Ratings:

I will rate it ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

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Earth to centauri : The first journey by Kumar L.

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