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Posted December 13, 2011
Entertaining and enlightening sci-fi story
The Earth and its colonies are running out of water. The government, left with no options, decides to hedge its bets by creating a colony ship and sending off the best and brightest to colonize the stars, while at home strict rationing and a lottery system to decide who should live and who should die will be instituted. Millions will die, either of thirst or through violence. However, a scientist comes up with a daring idea in order to provide additional resources and keep humanity alive in the Sol system ¿ reclamation. All bodies will be reclaimed for the source, providing fluids, minerals and other essentials. How will humans develop, at home and in the stars?Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
This was an interesting science fiction story, as well as showing the dangers of continuing to destroy the environment for short-term gains. To us, it seems almost impossible that we could ever run short on water, but it will happen if we don¿t stop polluting the water sources and start paying attention. However, the book is not a sermon ¿ it is also entertaining with an intricate plot and plenty of suspense. Fans of sci-fi should definitely check this book out. Williams also has some short stories, including ¿Smartbomb¿ and ¿Liability,¿ which I will be reviewing over the next few days.