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REAL science fiction. Real research involved in the science. These things are all possible and hopefully the space travel will be something we do.
Mars as a colony is grand! Its a believable world peopled according to what is possible in the beginnings of populating another planet.
Creepy things have taken over the political system of Earth. Such a marvelous planet to an outsider. Rain, oceans, breathable air. But recycling bodies? 'Rebodying'. Ew. Although some of the science might be worth looking into for incurable diseases.
I know. You are looking at what I am saying and wondering what in the world I am talking about. Sorry. I should stick with reviewing. I try so hard not to make spoilers that I find relaying what the book is about nearly impossible. Meanwhile, these are the books I would have died to have to read when I was a kid. Still they hold up for me at 64. Though a little heavy in males, I find that the author has included all ages and sexes which is refreshing. And they learn from each other.
Okay, there is a bit of romance, but Jess isn't all googly she holds on to herself and the couple completes each other intellectually and emotionally. That, too, is refreshing.
Cidney Swanson, also took a chance an included a sibling that has a disability. Jess's brother, Ethan, seems to be a bit of a savant or has autism or Asberger's Syndrome. She never labels his differences as such, just describes him with his assets and problems in ways that he is just human like all of us. Ms. Swanson is amazing in how she portrays this character.
In fact, the writing of these books is fantastic. I think I found an editing oops, but it was so minor that I can't remember it at all. THAT's how an author writes!
The series ended very well. I was glad to stick it out to the end. I didn't have that incomplete feeling I often feel at the ends of books. Even still, I feel I will have to reread them all again and again! I recommend everyone who is a sci-fi buff to read them all. By the way, The first book, Saving Mars, is free right now. But for once I don't feel bad about spending the money on the rest of the series. I think Ms. Swanson's promotions of her books are very well done. Please, find these and enjoy them like I did--do.
I loved how Earths population reacted when faced with the news about life on Mars. The downfall of Lucca was eagerly awaited. I did think it was a bit of an anti-climax though. She went out with more of a whimper than a bang...not quite what I expected from such a big character. The whole plan of how to get her out of office & the public eye after her dimise was absolutely brilliant and I did not see that coming. (Spoiler alert...I can't say any more...you'll have to read it).
Life back on Mars...with the atmosphere coming around slowly but surely...was exciting. It almost made you want to be part of it. I did wonder what happened to that other spot on Mars, from the previous book, that one of the scientists from the Ag dept was working on. He had the beginnings of something wonderful and I was hoping to hear more about it in this book.
The way the whole story ended was also really well done. Again...I don't want to give it away...but there was some real closure. I felt like I was saying goodbye to friends that I would never see again but the way Cidney followed through into the future with the characters as least left me feeling like everything was going to be OK.
Well done Cidney, and thank you for an unforgettable story.