Seed Seeker

Seed Seeker

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Several hundred years ago, Ship, a sentient starship, settled humans on the planet Home before leaving to colonize other worlds, promising to return one day. Over time, the colony of Home divided into those who live in the original domed buildings of the colony, who maintain the library and technology of Ship, and those who live by the river, farming, and hunting to survive. The Dome Dwellers consider themselves the protectors of "true humanity" and the River People as 'contaminated,' and the two sides interact solely through ritualized trade: food and goods from the River People in exchange for repairs and recharges by the Dome Dwellers. A new light appears in the night sky. The River People believe it might be Ship, keeping its promise to return, but the Dome Dwellers, who have a radio to communicate with Ship, are silent. So Bian, a seventeen-year-old girl from a small village, heads upriver to learn what they know. As she travels through the colony of Home, gaining companions and gathering news, Bian ponders why the Dome Dwellers have said nothing. Has Ship commanded them to be silent, in preparation of some judgment on the River People?
Or are the Dome Dwellers lying to Ship, turning Ship against their rivals?
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Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 144.78 x 213.36 x 27.94mm | 362.87g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765314282
  • 9780765314284
  • 1,564,071

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"Sargent is a sensitive writer of characterisation rather than of cosmic gimmickry." - Publishers Weekly."
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About Pamela Sargent

PAMELA SARGENT is the author of many highly praised novels, including Earthseed, chosen as a Best Book for Young Adults by the American Library Association in 1983. She has won the Nebula Award, the Locus Award, and has been a finalist for the Hugo Award. She lives with writer George Zebrowski in upstate New York.
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