Wings of Creation (The Silver Ship) Mass Market Paperback – July 31, 2012
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“Distinctive characterizations, well-limned interrelationships, and the vivdly realized Fremont contribute to an exciting coming-of-age story with a strong message about the evils of prejudice… YAs are sure to relate to the travails and exploits of these extraordinary young people.” ―Booklist on The Silver Ship and the Sea (starred review)
“Fast-paced and full-bodied, The Silver Ship and the Sea is character-driven hard SF at its best.” ―The Seattle Times
About the Author
BRENDA COOPER is a futurist who works with Glen Hiemstra at Futurist.com. She's the coauthor of the novel Building Harlequin's Moon, which she wrote with Larry Niven. Her novel The Silver Ship and the Sea won the 2008 Endeavour Award. Her solo and collaborative short fiction has appeared in multiple magazines, including Analog, Asimov's, Strange Horizons, Oceans of the Mind, and The Salal Review. She lives in Kirkland, Washington.
- Mass Market Paperback : 416 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0765360713
- ISBN-13 : 978-0765360717
- Product Dimensions : 4.13 x 1.12 x 6.78 inches
- Item Weight : 7 ounces
- Publisher : Tor Science Fiction (July 31, 2012)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,684,450 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Cooper has improved markedly in each of the three books, and now has a firm grasp on the characters and setting of a series about six genetically augmented children raised on a remote world. After suffering discrimination, if not persecution, on that provincial planet, they have now found themselves as key players in an interstellar struggle involving several worlds.
In "The Wings of Creation," they find themselves on Lopali, a constructed planet populated with humans who have been given wings - but cannot reproduce. Cooper takes all of these elements and delivers a very solid installment in this series, which is apparently going to go on for a while. But if she keeps improving, the more sequels the better.
They and his beloved Alicia join their "new" family on Lopali. However, hostilities have ignited openly with war seemingly imminent between Lopali and Islas. The newcomers soon learn that Lopali is not quite the haven they thought when they first arrived; as everyone wants to fly free including Alicia, but few are allowed. Joseph's mentor Marcus wants him to help the subspecies soar soul and body, but to do so means many will die when the tyrannical state run modifications fail.
This is an entertaining antiwar teen fantasy that grips the audience from the moment the siblings are rejected again. Fans will root for courageous Joseph as he defies the law restricting who can fly to train locals to soar. The romantic subplot between him and Alicia is cute but also detracts from a strong entry in which many people choose to live free to fly or die.