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  • By Charles Gervasi
    Sep 25, 2011
    Star Trek TNG Meets "Children of Men" This is a great book about space colonization. It's like Kim Stanley Robinson but with less interpersonal conflict. All the characters are on the same page and operate with a Star Trek-style professionalism. I would have liked to see a little bit of internal conflict in the characters and show how they're able to set aside any pettiness or irritation associated with being stuck in space for an extended period with only a few hundred people. For example, everyone in this book are Christians or non-Christians who tolerate Christianity b/c they're stuick in space with mostly Christians. Are any of them the least bit frustrated by this? In some ways, though, the lack of personal conflict is preferable to characters that are almost parodies of groups on earth like Marxists, Arabs, evangelical Christians, as you sometimes get from KSR. OTOH you get rounder characters from Bova or KSR. This is not Bova, KSR, Clarke, Asimov, etc, but it's pretty... More > darn good. Esp if you don't want to read anything about politics or interpersonal conflict but like good sci-fi, this is definitely for you. It reminds me of the accounts I've heard where Roddenberry made authors expunge any aspects of stories involving personal conflict and it resulted in improved stories because it meant they couldn't use conflict as a crutch. It ends with a promise of a sequel called The Pegasi War. I would love to read more about some of the unanswered questions. Where can I get a copy of the sequel? Search for my name and e-mail me if you know!< Less
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First Edition
February 6, 2009
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.62 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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