The saga of Earth’s first space colonists continues as the Hugo Award-winning author of Coyote and Coyote Rising presents a riveting novel of their struggle to create a new civilization light-years away from the world—and the problems they thought they left behind…
Steele's trilogy about human settlers on an alien planet facing practical and moral challenges comes to a fitting close. The Coyote Federation is a healthy democracy now, but its citizens still depend on the products of Earth's technology. Earth, meanwhile, is sliding into ecological disaster and craves raw materials and room for emigrants. The two sides need each other, but it's unclear whether people have learned enough or can control themselves well enough to avoid making selfish little decisions like the ones that devastated humanity's birthplace. Shifting deftly among several characters, Hugo-winner Steele respects the various viewpoints keeping the debate fluid, but he also makes plausible that opposing individuals could grudgingly learn to respect each other enough to modify their rigid plans. As in the first two books in this popular SF series, Coyote and Coyote Rising, another major actor is the mysterious planet itself, which invites people to find new ways to think.
Customer ReviewsSee All
It simply doesn't...
...get better than this!
The third novel in Allen Steele's 'Coyote' novels, and in many ways, the best. Steele writes like a cross between Heinlein and Clifford Simak. The science is all well-founded, keeping the 'rules' of what makes for a great SF novel in check. But man, can this guy weave a great yarn, and tell it eloquently, and memorably.
I've been systematically reading everything by Steele since I recently discovered his work. He's the real deal folks. His work fits proudly beside the best novels in the genre.