Greg Chase has created a unique vision of near Earth civilization. Starting with an almost clichéd vision of a climate changed Earth, he takes us on a strange, fever dreamed, wish-fulfillment ride through pirate held space into a broken ship. I’ll confess I was ready to toss this one several times before I found myself hooked into a story that explored ideas like what it is to be human, how we relate to each other, and how unintended consequences can trip up the best of intentions.
There are aspects of the book that gave me the Stranger In A Strange Land vibe. His vision of a human culture not tainted by the historical concepts of love and possession, of sexuality and morality, of consumption and acquisition carry an echo of Heinlein without – I think – the stridency. He’s built believable, consistent world of people, places, and things that swirl together in a richly flavored stew.
This is one of those books that has made me think. Why not grab a sample and see what you think?
About the reviewer:
Nathan Lowell has been writing science fiction and fantasy most of his life. He started publishing in 2007 and has no intention of stopping any time soon.
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