Scott Reeves is the author of numerous science fiction and fantasy novels.
Colony (science fiction adventure in the tradition of John Scalzi, Allen Steele, B.V. Larson and Ben Bova)by Scott Reeves
Jorge Leever and Meesha Androva are the only
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In the thirtieth century, Earth is dangerously overcrowded and nearly depleted of its resources. To ensure the survival of humankind, people are chosen by lottery and shipped off to the stars to colonize other solar systems. Shiploads of colonists are dropped off on unexplored worlds and left to their own devices.
Jorge Leever and Meesha Androva are the only survivors of one such failed attempt to colonize a distant planet. For twenty years, they've been alone, unable to communicate with Earth. Now, another cargo ship arrives and discharges a new group of would-be colonists.
Jorge and Meesha intend to guide the development of the new colony, since they've accumulated twenty years worth of knowledge about the planet.
Bannock, a brutal, criminal slumlord back on Earth, has other plans. He intends to reestablish his crime syndicate on this fledgling colony world and eventually return to Earth as a conqueror.
But Jorge and Meesha stand in his way.
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The author or publisher gave this book a subtitle of "for fans of John Scaliz...." This book couldn't be further from books by John Scaliz if it was launched into space or dropped into the deepest sea! Characters are shallow and act like ten-year olds. Plot is typically poor with a "surprise" ending that conviently solves problems across millions of miles of space. I knew I was going to regret this purchase after reading just a short time but even then I felt cheated of my money - and more importantly - my time. Getting to the end made me want to throw my e-reader across the room! Thankfully there are better writers almost every where you look.