What do they mean by 'nearby'?
They mean in our star system, near enough that we've already sent space vehicles there, travel time measured in months instead of lifetimes, etc.
Yet you're too stupid to notice the "part of" in the sentence you read.
WTF are you talking about. Are you seeing the invisible words again?
Or the game was simply buggy and had server problems at launch.
You mean like Battlefield 4?
SevenEves would have been better if it was half as long.
This is what happens when an author gets too famous or popular and no longer listens to his editor, and the publisher can't threaten him.
A list is only as strong as its weakest link. -- Don Knuth