Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,
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April Books 10) Seasons of Plenty, by Colin Greenland

I read the first in this series, the multiply award-winning Take Back Plenty four years ago, and am now at last catching up with the other two. Seasons of Plenty has the massive spaceship Plenty, commandeered by Tabitha Jute at the end of the previous book, setting off for (with any luck) Proxima Centauri, loaded with many inhabitants of different communities and factions, and also endowed with a certain life of its own. Not a lot actually happens - there is a feeling of setting the scene for the third book, while just travelling from A to B. It's oddly reminiscent of A Hundred Years of Solitude, which I was reading at the same time, except that Plenty really is a closed social space (which Macondo is not). It's difficult to imagine such an enterprise being quite as anarchic (or indeed diverse) as Greenland paints it, but if you can swallow that premise it is fun.
Tags: bookblog 2010, writer: colin greenland
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