Navigating the Stars by Maria V. Snyder

Fantasy Book Club

Navigating the Stars Discussion Questions

  1. What do you think of the 1st person narration?
  2. Does the idea of being a future archeologist like Lyra’s parents sound interesting?
  3. What do you think of Terracotta Warriors on other planets?
  4. How does time dilation affect this story?
  5. Do you understand why Lyra’s parents want to keep her with them?
  6. Does it make sense for the kids have funerals when their friends leave for another planet?
  7. Would you want to make new friends if you were Lyra?
  8. Should Lyra be worming into the Q-Net on a space ship?
  9. Would you want to receive letters from your friends as they grow up but you stay the same Actual age?
  10. What do you think of Xinji going silent?
  11. What do you think of soch-time?
  12. Would you take the navigator internship?
  13. Who is your favorite character?
  14. Should Lyra be part of the initial security team?
  15. Would you be worried about the looters?
  16. Does Lyra deserve to be banned from the Pits for touching the heart which then disintegrated?
  17. Should Lyra have discussed Niall with his father?
  18. What do you think of Niall and Lyra’s relationship?
  19. Did their first date sound nice?
  20. Are the shadow blobs scary?
  21. What did you think of Lyra’s probation?
  22. Should Lyra have tried to liberate the security crew when she realized the looters had taken over?
  23. Were you surprised that Jarran was the Boss of the bad guys?
  24. Did you think he would try to kill Lyra?
  25. What did you think of Menz’s sacrifice?
  26. Was Menz’s death Lyra’s fault?
  27. Why do you think Radcliff and her parents gave Lyra a new identity?
  28. Are you excited to read the next book in the series?

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