|Print List Price:||$18.00|
Save $1.01 (6%)
Your Memberships & Subscriptions
Keepers (Project Earth Book 2) Kindle Edition
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
—Nancy Kress, Hugo- and Nebula award-winning author of If Tomorrow Comes
“Cooper shows a remarkable depth of perception in this gripping story of an American future where humans struggle to come to terms with their destructive impulses and to save the best of the earth and themselves. Beautifully imagined.”
—Justina Robson, award-winning author of the Quantum Gravity series
About the Author
- ASIN : B076GQVR99
- Publisher : Pyr (July 31, 2018)
- Publication date : July 31, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 1681 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 466 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 163388421X
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,058,906 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
I'd absolutely love it if this was made into a movie, a lot of great potential here. I hope there is a third book!
The premise of both books is a near future in which a few cities in the United States forcibly removed all the people and cattle from almost the entire country, and now those who live outside the technologically advanced and almost utopian cities are technically outlaws. Only Wilders -- those charged with removing human artifacts such as roads, buildings and vineyards -- are supposed to be outside the cities, but naturally there are those who slip through the cracks.
One such group is the Returners, who want to go back to the way things were, and "Keepers" involves the struggle between the Returners and the new order. At the center are sisters Lou and Coryn Williams, who were raised as poor orphans in Seacouver but through a series of unlikely occurrences find themselves in positions of authority even though both are quite young (Coryn is a teen-ager).
It's also worth noting that all of the central characters are female, and even Coryn's love interest is cisgender (referred to as "they" throughout) and it's never clear if Imre is male or female -- and it's also made clear that doesn't matter.
But regardless of the political slant of the book, it rises or falls on the story and the characters, and neither are particularly compelling. Coryn just happens to be "breathtakingly beautiful," an elite distance runner, and makes major decisions about the future of billions of people as an adolescent. Lou is equally capable, though both are challenged by the Returners and their actions.
Cooper's intentions are good, and her past work suggests she can produce quality scifi -- but unfortunately, "Keepers" does not reach that standard.
I like the book. I'm not completely finished with the book, as it's a good-sized book, 464 pages.
The events in the book are set 50 years in the future. Humanity has been confronting global warming, environmental degradation for that many years, and more. Men and women have separated themselves into dwellers of vast, sometimes domed cities, smaller outposts, and just out in the vast lands of North America.
But, of course, not all is in peace and harmony. Some prefer the 'toxic past' to the seemingly-wonderful present. It's up to a group of mostly women to fight the bad guys and restore the promise of ecologic paradise.
And there are robots. Some serving humans in the giant cities, some out reclaiming the land from the 'toxic past', and some fighting the toxic-loving Returners.
It's a well-crafted book. pretty tightly written, well-described, and enjoyable. It's a fresh take on the future, with a Basic Income system providing a level of life so that no one deliberately starves or is wanting for, well, the basics. The characters, mainly female, are described well, you can identify with them, and you can take sides early on.
It's a good and easy read, enjoyable, and it has kept my interest.
If you like plausible, sociological science fiction, I'd certainly give this a thumbs-up.
There are a lot of characters and they aren’t well-fleshed out, which makes for a lot to keep track of, with little sense of caring about any character, or indeed, being able to tell some characters apart (other than by name).
There are long sections in which not much happens and the writing isn’t engaging enough in itself to make it satisfying to read.
But that’s JustMe.