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Burn

Auhtor: James Patrick Kelly

Language: english
Published: 2005

Genres:

fiction,  science fiction
Downloads: 2
eBook size: 394Kb

Review by Bob Tobias, July 2005


Rating: (***)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'Burn':

Colonization is the theme of this exciting complex page-turner that provides a provocative and entertaining look at Thoreaus classic eco-text Walden. Eccentric billionaire Jack Winter has bought the planet Beekmans Pea renamed it Walden and created a utopia in which members renounce the technologies of human civilization. Marginalized by these newcomers the planets original inhabitants are resisting the colonys dominance by setting fires to Waldens artificial ecology. A member of Walden Prosper Gregory Leung is a veteran firefighter who believes in protecting Winters utopian vision but when he is wounded he begins to learn of the terrible price that the people of Walden are paying for their paradise. Interwoven with themes of environmental responsibility political struggle and courage this adventure novel nimbly combines political and social relevance with a flawless and gripping narrative from a veteran science fiction author.

Excerpts from the Book 'Burn':


... ankles, thighs, wrists and torso. The docbot peeled the leads off his temples and then lifted Spur's head to get the one at the base of his skull. So ...
... two places at the same time. This of course made no sense, but then so much of upsider physics made no sense after the censors were done with it. Spur ...
... that led some of them to burn themselves alive to stop the spread of the forest and the Transcendent State. There are other people on Walden who are ...
... two weeks. The Cooperative had begun recruiting for the Corps shortly after. As the squealing brakes slowed the train to a crawl, the view out of ...
... halfway up and turned to the adults. Spur is coming, right? Ngonda was blotting sweat from around his eyes with a handkerchief. If he chooses. ...
... gait and bearing of the soul. ??? Journal, 1840 Spur had studied geography in school and knew how big Walden was, but for the first time in his life ...
... And I don't know any of them. We're all strangers. He opened the kit, rummaged inside and pulled out a pix of Gold Squad. Here's my squad. That's ...
... than a barn? Bigger than the whole village. Spur knew Sly would be pleased and flattered to be the only one in Littleton whom Spur had invited into ...
... The rooms were stale and hot. He sat out on the porch until the needlebugs drove him inside. Then he propped a fan in either window of the bedroom ...
... my lovely boy. I know it in my soul. Burn Chapter 11 ? Things do not change we change. ??? Journal, 1850 The High Gregory sat next ...
... eyes to keep me from seeing what's wrong. She stopped and pulled him around to face her. We're getting divorced, Spur. Yes, He held her gaze. I ...
... woods. Spur was itching to move on. They built all along the creek. It's overgrown now, but we could go look at the ruins. The High Gregory stepped ...
... of assent. Then play ball. They cheered. And go Eagles! They cheered louder. Can I play? said the High Gregory. This looks like fun. He straightened ...
... wondered how isolation and ignorance can be suitable foundations for a human society. Do you really believe in simplicity, Spur, or do you just ...
... livid. Because that's where you live? It's my house that ??? Shut up, Stark, said Peace Toba. Fill your snoot with communion and get right with ...
... Spur stepped back as guard rails flowed out of the deck around the ramp, which slowly extended like a metal tongue toward the sweet clover below. ...
... was working along the forest floor, he was sure of that. Crown fire sounded like a runaway train. If he were anywhere near one, he'd be deafened and ...
... There are pies everywhere. Apple and cherry pies are stacked on the counters and across the table. Blackberry, elderberry and blueberry pies are lined ...
... his thumb and forefinger, thinking about how he and the Joerlys used to make up adventures in the ruins along Mercy's Creek when they were children. Often ...
... Midatlantic Ridge. The consequences of past acts reach inexorably towards the very bottom of the world, and Lenie Clarke must finally confront the mess ...