Book Beginning – THE TRAJECTORY OF DREAMS by Nicole Wolverton

The Trajectory of Dreams Synopsis

The Trajectory of Dreams by Nicole WolvertonFor Lela White, a Houston sleep lab technician, sleep doesn’t come easy-there’s a price to be paid for a poor night’s sleep, and she’s the judge, jury, and executioner. Everyone around Lela considers her a private woman with a passion for her lab work. But night time reveals her for what she is: a woman on a critical secret mission. Lela lives in the grip of a mental disorder that compels her to break into astronauts’ homes to ensure they can sleep well and believes that by doing so, she keeps the revitalized U.S. space program safe from fatal accidents. What began at the age of ten when her mother confessed to blowing up the space shuttle has evolved into Lela’s life’s work. She dreads the day when an astronaut doesn’t pass her testing, but she’s prepared to kill for the greater good.

When Zory Korchagin, a Russian cosmonaut on loan to the U.S. shuttle program, finds himself drawn to Lela, he puts her carefully-constructed world at risk of an explosion as surely as he does his own upcoming launch. As Lela’s universe unravels, no one is safe. (Amazon)

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Breaking into an astronaut’s home took time. There were research and preparation to account for. An assassination plan in case the subject failed my testing. And even establishing a schedule and behavioural pattern for each astronaut could take weeks.

That caught my attention. Who enjoys unreliable narrators? When well executed it can produce some of the most compelling fiction. Think there is a wild ride to come…

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6 Comments on "Book Beginning – THE TRAJECTORY OF DREAMS by Nicole Wolverton"

March 3, 2013

That sounds like quite a story! I admire the imagination it takes to come up with something like that.

I usually like the unreliable narrator tool, unless it becomes gimmicky.

Thanks for sharing the opening on Book Beginnings on Fridays!

Rose City Reader


Wow, I’ve definitely never heard a storyline like this. Sounds like an exciting read!


Unreliable narrators are unreliable in a lot of different ways! Often, I think, they can be terrible to read and sometimes it really works! Also, I always thought a lot of work goes into assassination anyway! Thanks for sharing! Here’s my Friday post!
Juli @ Universe in Words