Seed Seeker (Hardcover)

Author: Sargent, Pamela

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An adventure in colonization and conflict from acclaimed SF writer Pamela Sargent


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 on 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 "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.


Then 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, travels 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 for some judgment on the River People? Or are the Dome Dwellers lying to Ship, turning Ship against their rivals?


Whatever the answer, life is about to change radically on both sides of the divide.

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Publisher Tor Books
Mfg Part# 9780765314284
SKU 214983846
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0765314282
Release Date 11/9/2010
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Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 13
Number of Pages 0287
Publisher Tor Books

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