Remnant Population by Elizabeth Moon Paperback Book


Rent Remnant Population

Author: Elizabeth Moon

Format: Paperback, Unabridged-CD, Unabridged-MP3

Publisher: Ballantine Books

Published: Sep 2003

Genre: Fiction - Science Fiction - Space Opera

Retail Price: $17.00

Pages: 336


In the future, corporations use other planets as they did third world countries--as locations for factories and suppliers of cheap labor and materials. When her company decides to move to another planet, 70-year-old Ofelia, realizing that the bureaucracy views her as a burden, decides to remain behind. But she soon discovers that the planet has an indigenous population--one that she must convince to coexist peacefully with her.

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BookLender review by Kimberley on 2009-06-24 17:09:21

This book was slow-going in the beginning, and I almost abandoned it, but it turned out to be worth the effort in the end. Ofelia is a character that really resonated with me, although she is a generation older. Her close encounter of the third kind on the planet which the humans abandoned after a poorly planned colony failed was captivating and like nothing I've ever read before. I finished this novel feeling happy, and with an urge to read more from Elizabeth Moon. Big thumbs up. :