Lightning Strike (Saga of the Skolian Empire #2, part 1 of 2)

Lightning Strike (Saga of the Skolian Empire #2, part 1 of 2) Tina Pulivok Is Returning Home One Night To Her Tough Los Angeles Neighborhood When She Is Saved From Local Thugs By A Man Who Seems Lost An Understatement, As He And His Advanced Jag Ship Arrived From A Distant Galaxy, A Different Timeline And An Alternate Universe As Tina Struggles To Understand Althor, This Strange, Attractive Man With Golden, Metallic Looking Skin And Other Variations From Earth Humans She And Althor Find Themselves The Targets Of A Manhunt By Police And By The Military, Who Have Captured The Damaged Starship From Memories Of Her Childhood In A Mayan Village, To The Streets Of Los Angeles, To A Military Base And A Chance To Reach The Stars, Tina Comes Alive As An Astute, Sympathetic Narrator, Facing Life And Tough Choices With Courage, Wit And Compassion Part Of Asaro S Highly Acclaimed Skolian Empire Ruby Dynasty Series Which SF Chronicle Called One Of The Major Series In The Genre, Which Booklist Found In Many Ways As Compelling As Dune, If Not So , LIGHTNING STRIKE, Book I Is An Expanded And Revised Version Along With LIGHTNING STRIKE, Book II Of Her Novel CATCH THE LIGHTNING

author of than twenty five books, Catherine Asaro is acclaimed for her Ruby Dynasty series, which combines adventure, science, romance and fast paced action Her novel The Quantum Rose won the Nebula Award, as did her novella The Spacetime Pool Among her many other distinctions, she is a multiple winner of the AnLab from Analog magazine and a three time recipient of the RT BOOKClub Award for Best Science Fiction Novel Her most recent novel, Carnelians, came out in October, 2011 An anthology of her short fiction titled Aurora in Four Voices is available from ISFiC Press in hardcover, and her multiple award winning novella The City of Cries is also available as an eBook for Kindle and Nook.Catherine has two music CD s out and she is currently working on her third The first, Diamond Star, is the soundtrack for her novel of the same name, performed with the rock band, Point Valid She appears as a vocalist at cons, clubs, and other venues in the US and abroad, including recently as the Guest of Honor at the Denmark and New Zealand National Science Fiction Conventions She performs selections from her work in a multimedia project that mixes literature, dance, and music with Greg Adams as her accompanist She is also a theoretical physicist with a PhD in Chemical Physics from Harvard, and a jazz and ballet dancer Visit her at

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  • 10 October 2018

10 thoughts on “Lightning Strike (Saga of the Skolian Empire #2, part 1 of 2)

  1. says:

    This extensively revised version of Catch the Lightning is well worth the read even if you ve already read the original I didn t leave myself a review to tell me why I rated the original three stars, but obviously I feel quite differently about this version Once I started, I couldn t put it down so in trying to guess what s changed I don t have a copy of the original , I d say the narrative flow is likely much tighter than it used to be This book has everything I love about the Skolia novels in general space opera with romance, strong smart heroines, and enough real physics behind the fantasy physics to make it feel plausibly real There s something about SF written by Ph.D scientists they ve lived the life, they can make it real this Ph.D scientist appreciates the touch.Looking forward to the release of Part II in the fall.

  2. says:

    I really want to get part 2 I went to Toronto s gigantic science fiction bookstore.They can t find anything about it It says on .com that the book is called Lightning Strike part 2 Does anyone know how I can get ahold of book 2

  3. says:

    Loved this rewrite But now I am jonesing for part two Anyone know when it will be published

  4. says:

    Loved it, trying to find part 2.

  5. says:

    Lightning Strike 2014 263 pages by Catherine Asaro.In the Skolian universe some starfaring race took people from Earth several thousand years ago and settled them on Raylicon The colonists discovered spaceflight and settled several planets before their genetics inbreeding caused a fall back into a non technological age Civilization made a comeback Meanwhile Earth discovered space travel and the Allied worlds made contact Althor is on his way to Earth where his mother is getting an award His ship is damaged and he arrives in 1987 Los Angeles, on an alternate Earth Tina s mother, Manuela, is a Mayan who got pregnant when she was a teenager The father left before Tina was born and years later they left to go looking for the father Tina ended up in LA with her cousin, recently killed in gang violence She works as a waitress and one day on her way home from work she meets the newly arrived Althor They talk for a while and then she goes on her way As she gets to her apartment she is accosted by Nug, the gang leader that killed her cousin, and just as it looked like she was in a desperate situation Althor steps in and helps her Althor s damaged ship loses it s shroud and is captured by the military He is desperate to get his ship back.I read Catch the Lightning in 2013 and remembered most of the plot I was waiting for my pizza at lunch, started reading this on my phone, thinking I d just read a few pages I read it all the way through, interupted by work, and finished it around nine It was a fantastic read even the second time through Asaro writes great romance Whether it s Althor and Tina, Soz and Jabriol, Vyrl and Kamoj, Roca and Eldrinson, and the list goes on The only scifi romance that I ve read that s on same level would be Bujold s Sharing Knife series The best part is that the romance fits in so well with the story.

  6. says:

    Fun read, and way less disruptive Earth setting than in Diamond Star, IMO But why isn t the second half out yet It was supposed to be out almost 4 years ago

  7. says:

    Lightning Strike by Catherine Asaro is an updated version of Catch the Lightning which is one of my favorite books in the Asaro s Skolian series The earlier edition was weighed down by too much explanation of confusing politics No This story retains the good parts, the vivid setting, the interesting characters, and best of all the bizarre but tender love scenes But now the prose is much tighter and the plot sound and compact This magnificently blends the techiness of science fiction with the sensibilities of romance I m so pleased to see this story shined up It s a gem.

  8. says:

    The latest installment in Asaro s Skolian Empire Ruby Dynasty series is an updated version of Catch the Lightning This prequel epitomizes sciFi meets romance Warning this is part one of a two part story.

  9. says:

    Read the original but long enough ago that I only remembered one scene and most of it felt new loved it than I remember loving the original.

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