Pennterra

Pennterra

by Judith Moffett
     
 

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Pennterra is a beautiful and fertile planet and humanity’s last hope for survival. But Pennterra is already inhabited. After warning other colony ships to stay away, the small advance colony of Quakers has adapted to life on Pennterra. Heeding the empathic warnings of the native hrossa, they have settled in a single valley, sharply limited their population, and

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Pennterra is a beautiful and fertile planet and humanity’s last hope for survival. But Pennterra is already inhabited. After warning other colony ships to stay away, the small advance colony of Quakers has adapted to life on Pennterra. Heeding the empathic warnings of the native hrossa, they have settled in a single valley, sharply limited their population, and continued to use no heavy machinery in their building and farming. But surviving under these conditions has left the Quakers little time to learn more about their native neighbors. Catastrophe or peace—Tanka Wakan, the omnipotent master spirit of Pennterra, will decide. "Stunning . . . the best first novel I have read in at least a decade . . . dangerous and breathtaking to behold . . . " — Michael Bishop

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In this futuristic novel by the author of The Ragged World , the planet Pennterra wages ecological war against colonists from a ruined Earth. (Dec.)
Library Journal
A small colony of Quakers flourishes on the planet Pennterra under the benevolent tutelage of the alien ``hrossa'' until a second wave of humans threatens to disrupt the delicate balance between settlers and natives. Morris's first novel approaches the subject of humanity's place in the universe with uniqueness and sensitivity. Highly recommended. JC

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604597295
Publisher:
Wilder Publications
Publication date:
06/30/2009
Pages:
292
Sales rank:
1,227,213
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

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