A Change of Tactics: A Sime~Gen Novel (Clear Spring Chronicles #1) Paperback – January 26, 2017
"Spellbreaker" by Charlie N. Holmberg
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- Publisher : Wildside Press (January 26, 2017)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 258 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1479424951
- ISBN-13 : 978-1479424955
- Item Weight : 13.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.65 x 9 inches
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This novel continues the Sime/Gen universe and the basic premise is opening a Sime Center in Gen territory. It's a universal story about how religion can be distorted by fanatics. In this case a specific church is so anti-Sime they think Simes are devil incarnate.
A side story is about the search for manned flight, its rediscovery after the fall. In the Sime/Gen universe, fossil fuels and metals have been exhausted. Now they use Windmills to produce electricity and the Simes are now using Selyn batteries for power.
It's an interesting story, one with parallels to today's fight for reproductive freedom and equality for the LGBTQ Community. As a Gay Senior, during my life I've been demonized by religious fanatics, I've been cursed at, called names, and have been discriminated against multiple times. I've also seen pickets at Women's clinics, run by religious fanatics like in this novel.
It's a great addition to the Lorrah/Lichtenburg Sime/Gen universe. If you're new to this series, try to read them either by publishing date or in order of time. Either way you'll be introduced to this wonderful fantasy/SF novels.
I highly recommend, just know I've been reading books in this series since they were first introduced decades ago. I'm a big fan.
Now where are the other two books in this trilogy? Jackie?
My only slight issue with it was I felt there was a little too much focus on the flight aspect. It almost seemed like the author might be really interested in flying and aeronautics, and the details about them detracted a bit from the main story because they didn't "pay off" much in the plot. But it's a small thing, and I get the impression flight will be more important in the next book in this series-within-a-series (due especially to the mention of the ultra-light skateboard material) so I'm still going to give the book five stars for the enjoyable Sime-Gen tale and look forward to reading the next installment.