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Children of the Comet: science fiction from Donald Moffitt

24 Oct

Children of the Comet weaves together the story of the people that fled a dying Earth via hyper speed ships, and those that developed a primitive society based in the trees that were planted in comets…so, yeah, there is a LOT going on. I found the primitive society and the imaginative ways in which they adapted to life on a space comet tree more compelling than the more technical and political machinations of those on the ship. Not as much character development, and pretty detailed explanations of space travel, time lapses etc made for more dry reading. The “third act” when the two cultures come together doesn’t have much tension or resolution, and we’ve lost focus on which characters to care about. Generally interesting but a big of a slog. Interesting for fans of the author or hard core science fiction fans.