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The world of the past eventually died in the conflagartion toward which it had bben doggedly heading. A more fragmented and diversified order has emerged from the ruins and technology has reappeared to a greater or lesser degree in some places and not all in others. Unique among them is the nation-atate of Sofi, with an exceptional population that has rediscovered advanced science. However, as the old patterns that led to ruin before begin to reassert themselves across the rest of the world, a scientific-political movement within Sofi embarks on a years-long project to build a generation starship that will enable them to create their own world elsewhere. The circumstances and thinking of future generations growing in the totally unknown situation of a space environment cannot be known. Accordingly, the mission will include different groups of idealists, reformers, misfits, and dissidents who are not satisfied with the world-in-miniature that constitutes the original mother ship, to go out and build whatever they want. Hence, what arrives at the distant star generations hence will be a flotilla of variously run city states, frontier towns, religious monasteries, pleasure resorts, urban crushes, rural spreads, academic retreats, and who-knows what else. The trouble began, of course when all the old patterns that thet thought they were getting away from started reappearing....
Publisher: Riverdale, NY : Baen, c2010
ISBN: 9781439133521
Branch Call Number: FIC HOGAN


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Apr 12, 2015

While lacking excitement, innovative ideas, or interesting characters, Hogan does manage to use complete sentences to fill up enough pages to produce a book.

Possibly not high praise, but other authors have done less.

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