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Coyote Rising Mass Market Paperback – November 29, 2005
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In the first novel, a group of interstellar colonists hijack a prototype starship named Alabama and flee a right-wing dictatorship to settle on the distant planet Coyote. Coyote is a harsh world with long and bitter winters and dangerous wildlife. The struggle to set up the first human colony on this planet is fraught with peril and makes for a great read. Steele recaps events from COYOTE nicely in COYOTE RISING, but I recommend reading the original first. It's like watching The Empire Strikes Back --- you don't need to see Star Wars to get it, but you will enjoy it more if you do.
In COYOTE, the first settlers fled tyranny on Earth and fought hard to explore the new world and build the settlement of Liberty. But the rulers of Earth have not given up on Coyote. They cannot. A majority of Earth has become uninhabitable, so mankind needs a new home. At the end of COYOTE, more spaceships are sent to Coyote with colonists and soldiers. The original settlers don't take too kindly to these interlopers led by tyrannical colonial governor Matriarch Luisa Hernandez, so they abandon Liberty and set up a new colony.
COYOTE RISING picks up from there, with the newcomers living in the now overcrowded Shuttlefield that has cropped up next to Liberty. Steele's strength is writing about things you actually believe can happen.Read more ›
The Western Hemisphere Union has sent five colony ships to 47 Ursae Majoris. The Glorious Destiny brought a thousand colonists and Union Guard to Coyote, as did New Frontiers, Long Journey, Magnificent Voyage and Spirit. Coyote has not become overcrowded, but Liberty definitely becomes overpopulated and many colonists were forced to camp in the Shuttlefield slums.
In this novel, Allegra DiSilvio arrives on Coyote in the Long Voyage. She is a composer who has been blocked from her creativity and has come to this distant planet looking for new sources of inspiration. After a long and futile search for a place to pitch her tent, she finally sets up near a swamp. Her neighbor is Cecelia -- Sissy -- Levin, mother of the Chief Proctor. Allegra gains Sissy's trust, makes a flute for her, and is soon teaching Sissy to play the instrument.
Benjamin Harlan is intrigued by a religious cult that comes to Coyote on the Magnificent Voyage. The cult leader, Reverend Zoltan Shirow, claims to be a prophet of the Universal Transformation. He looks like a bat, with wings and an animalistic face. However, Ben has his eyes mostly on Greer, a very good looking woman who seems to like him.Read more ›
The writing is of a level normally reserved for the Young Adult category, with simple word choice and sentence structures throughout. Narrative details are repeated over and over again to the point of tedium, and the characters are all well-worn stereotypes who behave exactly according to the playbook. The incorporation of Steele's sociopolitical sentiments is heavy-handed to the point of being pedantic as well. (Socialism Bad! Religious Zealotry Bad! Effete Corporate Bureaucrats... BAD! Rugged-Yet-Sensitive Frontiersman? Goooooooood.)
Still, the Coyote books are fast-paced and entertaining, and Steele does a good job with his descriptions of frontier life. Many of the conflicts are man-vs.-nature stories of people just trying to survive, which is a nice change in a genre overfull with epic battles between fleets of alien starships. He also successfully juggles an enormous, intergenerational cast of characters, and while none of them is especially original or well-developed, they're all likeable people and I found myself genuinely rooting for them by the end of each book.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love this series and finally decided to spend the money on the ebook since that's how I read these days.Published 3 months ago by Susan B
Okay, I have to ask--- "Was this Steele's first attempt at co-authoring with Ann Rice or was this a failed attempt at a "Twilight" script? Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mike Shearman
Three and a half stars. I am fairly sure that this was an anthology of short stories combined to continue the "Coyote" series. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Shane C. Pruyne
A great story teller who sometimes loses sight of grammar and sometimes leans to the left.Published 5 months ago by Albert L. Miller
I liked this better than the first book, which I also enjoyed. It contains lots of individual stories loosely linked together and all comes together at the end. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Nevil_Clavain
This book keeps you on your toes all the way through, can't wait to read the next book. A+++