From Emma Newman, the award-nominated author of Between Two Thorns,comes a novel of how one secret withheld to protect humanity’s future might be its undoing…Renata Ghali believed in Lee Suh-Mi’s vision of a world far beyond Earth, calling to humanity. A planet promising to reveal the truth about... show more
From Emma Newman, the award-nominated author of Between Two Thorns,comes a novel of how one secret withheld to protect humanity’s future might be its undoing…Renata Ghali believed in Lee Suh-Mi’s vision of a world far beyond Earth, calling to humanity. A planet promising to reveal the truth about our place in the cosmos, untainted by overpopulation, pollution, and war. Ren
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Series: Planetfall (#1)
The novel started off decently - nice writing and a mystery - but by the 40% mark it started to get bogged down. The secondary characters came across as flat. Then the switching between past and present without divulging anything relevant just started to irritate me. The last quarter was just silly ...
A future SF classic with ambitious storytelling, insightful characterisation and a unique premise. I'd been told that 'Planetfall' by Emma Newman was a future SF classic so I wasn't surprised that it was good. I was surprised about what it was good at. I'd expected that a book called 'Planetfal...
There was so much grief and loss permeating this book that it became this palpable living entity I found myself needing to understand. And the revelations around it are doled out as slowly as the mystery around why the newcomer to this society has the potential to unleash deeply buried secrets. It...
If you want some explanations, it's probably best to read my original review. To sum up: strange abandoned alien city on alien planet; the human expedition to check it out has formed a colony at its base. The few weaknesses I experienced the first time around didn't bother me at all this time. May...
[I received a copy of this book through NetGalley.]Science fiction that is more of the social kind than hard, as in, while it was easy to imagine how the colony ran, the story focuses on the main character and her relationships with other people, rather than on a lot of technology. In a way, I liked...