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Seed Seeker (Seed Trilogy) Hardcover – November 9, 2010
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On the planet Home, the humans soon split into two groups. The first group stayed inside the habitat dome, remaining cut off from all outside influences, so that humanity would remain in its original "pure" condition. The second group moved out of the dome, breathing the native air, eating the native food, drinking the native water, becoming one with their new home. Over the years, the two groups butted heads on more than one occasion and even came to the brink of all out war at least once. It seems that people just can't get along, no matter what planet they live on.
Now a new star has suddenly appeared in the sky; a bright, unmoving star. Both groups have seen the star and both know that it could signify the long-awaited return of Ship. But this presents several problems. The radio in the habitat dome was recently destroyed by an unknown person for unknown reasons so it is impossible to send or receive any potential messages from Ship. Those who live outside the dome assume that the "inside" group are already in contact with Ship and may be plotting against them. Both groups fear that Ship will see how they have failed to live in harmony and will destroy them all and try again with a new group of humans.Read more ›
The River People see the strange light in the sky they assume means Ship has returned for Judgment Day. Inside the dome, excitement and fear is high that Ship has come back to see how humanity has fared. However, the dome radio operators find their communication devices fail to make contact with Ship. The River Dwellers are concerned that the Dome Dwellers have sold them out as impure. Teenagers Bian and Arnagh begin a journey to the dome to learn what is going on.
With obvious religious implications of a second coming judgment day in which each side of humanity expects Ship to choose their way of life over the other as Pamela Sargent provides a deep science fiction story in which she lucidly makes the case that materialism (Dwellers) without purpose is futile. The reactions to the anticipated return is fascinating since the Dome Dwellers insist they are "true" yet fear Judgment while the River People fear the Dome Dwellers have left them to be condemned. Although the characters are somewhat interchangeable except for the teens, readers will enjoy this philosophical look at two cultures in which regardless of what Ship rules life will never be the same as the creator has returned.
But they also share mistrust for the other. The light sets off a series of events that fuels their mistrust and violence threatens.
The Seventeen-year-old Bian provides the POV of the River People while Safrah provides the same for the Dome Dwellers. The story is more about the travel than the objective though.
It is interesting to learn the world as the characters do. None of the main characters have ever been outside their home town. The characters they meet are in general interesting and there is a progress of love affairs, quarrels, misunderstandings and new experiences.
The characters are easy to relate to but I would have liked to see a bit more character development and background. Especially the unruly kids of the Dome Dwellers are a bit sketchy. This lowered my enjoyment some.
Seed Seeker is a good conclusion to the Seed Trilogy and can be read alone and Pamela Sargent leaves the door open for another book in the end.
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Great book. I really enjoyed it and it was a great wrap up to the other two books. I hope she writes a fourth book!Published 6 months ago by Bonny C. Moore
Seed Seeker by Pamela Sargent
Seed Seeker is Pamela Sargent's third book in the Seed Series. Read more