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In Light-Years There's No Hurry by Marjolijn van Heemstra
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Jun 20, 2023 | ISBN 9780593792544 | 263 Minutes

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In the midst of an anxiety spiral at the dire state of the world—the politics, the climate, the existential threats facing humanity—In Light-Years There’s No Hurry felt like a balm . . . [a] poetic exploration of zooming out. —Rachel Cunliffe, New Statesman

A charming, challenging book. . . . The gentle activism of [van Heemstra’s] own life—gathering with neighbours in parks at night, feeling cosmological connection beyond the city’s glare—threads humanely through the book.—Pat Kane, New Scientist

This starstruck enquiry into the grand universe around us will leave you both humbled and awed.—Katherine May, New York Times best-selling author of Wintering and Enchantment

A lovely, lyrical book about the search for signs of life in these perilous times. Van Heemstra gracefully illuminates the difficulties and delights of connection in our increasingly chaotic world.—Jenny Offill, author of Weather and Dept. of Speculation

Beautifully written and deeply contemplative . . . In Light-Years There’s No Hurry offers a surprising connection between space science and the human spirit. —Alan Lightman, author of Probable Impossibilities and Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine

Informative, thought-provoking, and inspiring…This book will renew your faith in living with kindness, seeking interconnection, and loving—and protecting—the wonders of this world we are so lucky to know.—Paul Bogard, author of The End of Night

Marjolijn van Heemstra’s radiant intellect makes the cold, dark cosmos feel like a warm, well-lit place. Somehow, she has written a book on the emptiness of space that is suffused with a rich sense of humanity.—Marcia Bjornerud, author of Timefulness: How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World

Throughout this brief yet paradigm-shifting book, the author guides readers through poignant vignettes and interviews with leading thinkers in the science of space . . . A striking text that takes us beyond our planet for a fresh perspective.—Kirkus Reviews

Delightful . . . [Van Heemstra’s] curious, investigative spirit and lyrical prose enchants. Fans of Rebecca Solnit, take note.—Publishers Weekly

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