Earthseed (Seed #1)
To Zoheret and her shipmates, Ship has been mother, father, and loving teacher, preparin...more
The science fiction premise behind Pamela Sargent's Earthseed is a strong one: children born on an interstellar ship must prepare for colonization of an extraterrestrial planet. The diverse cast of teenagers must live alone in the Hollow, a pastoral area of the planet-sized ship on which they were raised, and learn to function as a society. However, in-fighting and competition threatens their success, manifesting itself in a surprisingly bloody, violent way. This is not young adult science ficti...more
Note: Apparently it's been optioned for a film, hopefully HG will be a success and this will get made. Moviemakers running out of cartoon characters for inspiration would do well to look to a lot of the older SF...more
Pamela Sargent's Earthseed
by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - May 9, 2013
This is the 4th bk by Sargent that I've read. The others are The Sudden Star, Watchstar, & Venus of Dreams. The only one I've reviewed is Watchstar ( http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/69... ). I can't really say that I know her work yet. It appears that her writing is somewhat known as being targeted at young adults. I'd say this bk was.
As w/ Watchstar (1980), Earthseed (1983) is a 'coming-of-age' story - in t...more
I have no idea how to pronounce Zoheret. Can anyone tell me? But regardless of how you pronounce her name, the heroine in t...more
When I was reading the novel there were quite a few things that bothered me but after I finished it and thought about it, it was an okay read overall. I am going to break down my review into three parts to explain my thoughts:
First, let's talk plot. It was interesting and different--obviously I kept reading and finished the novel. However, I had a like/dislike relati...more
EARTHSEED is the story of a group of kids on a sentient Ship who have been raised to colonize a new planet. They've spent their entire lives relying on Ship, but now it is time for them to learn how to live on their own. Some aspects of EARTHS...more
This is a very valuable story that is, at its core, about the human condition. What is our purpose, and why are we the way we are?
A ship full of human kids has been sent into space to f...more
I agree with others though... character development felt lacking. I could get behind Zoheret, but even then, just barely... the story...more
An Earth group has created an asteroid ship that will take genetic material far away, and when the intelligent computer finds a habitable planet, it will raise human babies to seed the new world. The story begins j...more
Thankfully, the edition I received from TOR Teen featured an updated cover and, after reading a few reviews, I dove into the story with hope.
After just a few pages I was immediately reminded of Beth Revis' Across the Universe - which was not a...more
The main female lead is complex, diverse and strong...more
Within the ship they are sent to a part where it is "wild" with nature and wild animals. They are there to learn how to survive because the goal is to "seed" other areas of the unive...more
Earthseed begins with a familiar premise: after mankind has wiped out the majority of Earth's natural resources and damaged its ecosystem over the centuries, humans turn to the stars for a new home. These human survivors have thrown their hopes on a distant system in deep space, creating an artificial intelligence powered space ship, loaded with the history of human culture, knowledge, and the genetic material to create new humans, crops, and animals. As...more
I was very excited to receive this book in the mail, and I received within a week of receiving the winning confirmation email, you're quick guys!
I hadn't noticed at first this is a novel that is geared towards the young adult audience, and I was a little apprehensive about reading it. After reading it, I feel that although the character development and individuality were a little lacking, the story is very engaging.
The main chara...more
When I first read the synopsis, I thought that Earthseed was going to be a read similar to that of Beth Revis’ Across The Universe. Although there are a few similarities, Earthseed stands up on its own. Think...more
Considering this book was actually written a few years before I was born may be why it was a book I picked up so quickly at the book store.
It wasn't ju...more
My rating system is as follows:
5 stars - Excellent, Worth Every Penny, Made It Into My Personal Library!
4 stars - Great book, but no...more
It was probably one of the first few real sci-fi books I'd read, and I enjoyed it, because it was so different from the other things I was reading at the time (a lot of teen fiction, and the SVH series - don'...more
Narrated by Amy Rubinate
Length: just under 8 hours
I'm reasonably certain that I read this book when I was a lot younger. When I saw that the entire Seed trilogy was coming to audio, I looked into them and thought I'd read Earthseed. I know I didn't read the other two books in the series, Farseed and Seed Seeker (the last two were written much later). Regardless, it's understandable why this book is getting attention again, almost 30 years since it was written...more
Written in the 80s, this book stood alone amongst...more
Zoheret is one of those characters who will take action when she sees or knows that something isn’t right. She’s stubborn and not willing to stand by and give up even if it means getting into trouble or possible danger. So she become...more
EARTHSEED by Pamela Sargent (Tor Teen, February 28, 2012)
What did I love about EARTHSEED?
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