- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: Phoenix Pick (July 1, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1612420028
- ISBN-13: 978-1612420028
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,578,467 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Duende Meadow Paperback – July 1, 2011
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Not much to complain about in Duende Meadow. I give it a solid A rating.
Six hundred years ago World War III happened, and a group of people - civilians and military took shelter below the Kansas landscape to wait out the devastation. For the past twenty years, on Gathering Day, they send a climber to add a new section to the ladder to the surface- this year it is Preston Kitteridge turn. This year is also when the newly added sections reach the surface. Expecting an ice age, he discovers something no one expected.
I bought this book when it first came out as a paperback, and really enjoyed it. Now I see it is available again as a Kindle ebook and I quickly bought it to read again.
I'll come back later to post if there is anything to add about the ebook version compared to the paperback.
The nuclear winter was predicted to last for thousands of years. However, after just 600 years Preston Kitteridge climbs to the top of the ladder leading to the surface and actually gets through. To his shock, there are no glaciers. In fact, he sees a vast field of wheat, and animals and birds abound. It is almost like there wasn’t a war.
The ending of the book seemed rushed and rather foolish in my opinion, traveling outside the realm of science fiction into the realm of pseudoscience and nonsense. Preston discovers that the lights seen by the inhabitants of Kansas were actually people who were dreaming when the bombs fell and were in their “astral bodies.” The astral bodies of the Kansas residents from 600 years ago are recovered into actual bodies (even though they were disintegrated centuries ago) and join the community.