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The colony planet of Fremont was supposed to be free of all genetically altered beings--a new home for a pure race. So when Chelo and her brother Joseph, along with two other genetically altered teenagers, were abandoned on Fremont, they were not welcome. They vowed to get off the planet by any means necessary. Joseph and the others managed to escape, but Chelo was left behind with her new found love, forced to live underground.
As Joseph and the others return home, they find that their planet is full of vengeance. Believing that the people of Fremont killed the teenaged castaways, they sent a technologically advanced mercenary team back to Fremont to eliminate the entire planet's population. With the help of Joseph's father, they head back to Fremont to try to save Chelo.
Though the numbers are in their favor, the mercenaries' technology is eons ahead.  As the team begins leveling the cities of Fremont, Joseph and his father know that Chelo's demise is lurking, and must rally their enemies, the people of Fremont, if they hope to save her.    

Review:

"In this scattered sequel to 2007's The Silver Ship and the Sea, Cooper undercuts intriguing character development with awkward pacing and a weak resolution. Genetically enhanced adolescents Chelo, Liam and Kayleen remain on Fremont, a planet colonized by unaltered 'original humans' who fought and won a war against the children's genetically enhanced parents, while Chelo's brother, Joseph, returns to Silver's Home, his ancestral world, to learn about his family and get help for his wounded protector, Jenna. Cooper offers tantalizing glimpses of the genemod-driven sociopolitical system of Silver's Home and the wonderful progression of the relationship among Chelo, Liam and Kayleen, which gets complicated without ever seeming unrealistic. Once the larger threat to Fremont is unveiled, however, the pacing goes downhill, and several characters take actions that seem dictated more by plotting than by believable motivations. The result is messy and unsatisfying, and frustrating to readers who have come to like these smart, determined teens. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

The colony planet of Fremont is supposed to be free of all genetically altered beings. So when Chelo, her brother Joseph, and others are abandoned on Fremont, they are not welcome. Joseph manages to escape, but Chelo is left behind, in this latest work in the Silver Ship saga.

Synopsis:

The colony planet of Fremont was supposed to be free of all genetically altered beings--a new home for a pure race. So when Chelo and her brother Joseph, along with two other genetically altered teenagers, were abandoned on Fremont, they were not welcome. They vowed to get off the planet by any means necessary. Joseph and the others managed to escape, but Chelo was left behind with her new found love, forced to live underground.
As Joseph and the others return home, they find that their planet is full of vengeance. Believing that the people of Fremont killed the teenaged castaways, they sent a technologically advanced mercenary team back to Fremont to eliminate the entire planet's population. With the help of Joseph's father, they head back to Fremont to try to save Chelo.
Though the numbers are in their favor, the mercenaries' technology is eons ahead.  As the team begins leveling the cities of Fremont, Joseph and his father know that Chelo's demise is lurking, and must rally their enemies, the people of Fremont, if they hope to save her.    

About the Author

BRENDA COOPER is a futurist who works with Glen Hiemstra at Futurist.com.  Shes the co-author of the novel Building Harlequin's Moon, which she wrote with Larry Niven.  Her solo and collaborative short fiction has appeared in multiple magazines, including Analog, Asimovs, Strange Horizons,  Oceans of the Mind, and The Salal Review.  She lives in Kirkland, Washington.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780765315984
Author:
Cooper, Brenda
Publisher:
Tor Science Fiction
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science Fiction/Genetic Engineering
Copyright:
Edition Description:
First Edition,
Series:
Silver Ship
Series Volume:
No. 2 of 3
Publication Date:
20090929
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9.18x6.56x1.27 in. 1.49 lbs.

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Product details 464 pages Tor Books - English 9780765315984 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this scattered sequel to 2007's The Silver Ship and the Sea, Cooper undercuts intriguing character development with awkward pacing and a weak resolution. Genetically enhanced adolescents Chelo, Liam and Kayleen remain on Fremont, a planet colonized by unaltered 'original humans' who fought and won a war against the children's genetically enhanced parents, while Chelo's brother, Joseph, returns to Silver's Home, his ancestral world, to learn about his family and get help for his wounded protector, Jenna. Cooper offers tantalizing glimpses of the genemod-driven sociopolitical system of Silver's Home and the wonderful progression of the relationship among Chelo, Liam and Kayleen, which gets complicated without ever seeming unrealistic. Once the larger threat to Fremont is unveiled, however, the pacing goes downhill, and several characters take actions that seem dictated more by plotting than by believable motivations. The result is messy and unsatisfying, and frustrating to readers who have come to like these smart, determined teens. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , The colony planet of Fremont is supposed to be free of all genetically altered beings. So when Chelo, her brother Joseph, and others are abandoned on Fremont, they are not welcome. Joseph manages to escape, but Chelo is left behind, in this latest work in the Silver Ship saga.
"Synopsis" by ,
The colony planet of Fremont was supposed to be free of all genetically altered beings--a new home for a pure race. So when Chelo and her brother Joseph, along with two other genetically altered teenagers, were abandoned on Fremont, they were not welcome. They vowed to get off the planet by any means necessary. Joseph and the others managed to escape, but Chelo was left behind with her new found love, forced to live underground.
As Joseph and the others return home, they find that their planet is full of vengeance. Believing that the people of Fremont killed the teenaged castaways, they sent a technologically advanced mercenary team back to Fremont to eliminate the entire planet's population. With the help of Joseph's father, they head back to Fremont to try to save Chelo.
Though the numbers are in their favor, the mercenaries' technology is eons ahead.  As the team begins leveling the cities of Fremont, Joseph and his father know that Chelo's demise is lurking, and must rally their enemies, the people of Fremont, if they hope to save her.    
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