Renata Ghali believed in Lee Suh-Mi's vision of a world far beyond Earth, a planet promising to reveal the truth about our place in the cosmos, untainted by overpopulation, pollution, and war. Ren believed in that vision enough to give up everything to follow Suh-Mi into the unknown.More than... show more
Renata Ghali believed in Lee Suh-Mi's vision of a world far beyond Earth, a planet promising to reveal the truth about our place in the cosmos, untainted by overpopulation, pollution, and war. Ren believed in that vision enough to give up everything to follow Suh-Mi into the unknown.More than twenty years have passed since Ren and the rest of the faithful braved the starry abyss and established a colony at the base of an enigmatic alien structure where Suh-Mi has since resided, alone. Ren has worked hard as the colony's 3-D printer engineer, creating the tools necessary for human survival in an alien environment-and harboring a devastating secret.For the good of her fellow colonists, Ren continues to perpetuate the lie forming the foundation of the colony, despite the personal cost. Then a stranger appears, far too young to have been part of the first planetfall, a man who bears a remarkable resemblance to Suh-Mi.The truth Ren has concealed since planetfall can no longer be hidden, and its revelation could tear the colony apart.
Publish date: 2015-11-08
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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...