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Publisher Description

A century after the Martian war of independence, a group of kids are sent to Earth as delegates from Mars, but when they return home, they are caught between the two worlds, unable to reconcile the beauty and culture of Mars with their experiences on Earth in this “thoughtful debut” (Kirkus Reviews) from Hugo Award–winning author Hao Jingfang.

This “masterful narrative” (Booklist, starred review) is set on Earth in the wake of a second civil war…not between two factions in one nation, but two factions in one solar system: Mars and Earth. In an attempt to repair increasing tensions, the colonies of Mars send a group of young people to live on Earth to help reconcile humanity. But the group finds itself with no real home, no friends, and fractured allegiances as they struggle to find a sense of community and identity trapped between two worlds.

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2020
April 14
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
608
Pages
PUBLISHER
Gallery / Saga Press
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
6.9
MB

Customer Reviews

JTR30 ,

Interesting but too lengthy

Thank you to BookishFirst for this ARC. I’m giving this book 3.5 stars. Overall I thought this was an interesting science fiction story about an Earth-Mars relationship. The main character, Luoying, tries to uncover secrets about the past and the new Martian society she has to adapt to. I enjoyed being able to really understand and learn about how Mars tries to reconnect with Earth after the war between them. But the story moves very slowly at some points making it very boring and hard to continue reading. I think the author could have achieved the same effect but with half the amount of pages. I would recommend this novel to anyone who loves a good science fiction story but doesn’t mind it it’s lengthy.

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