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The New Springtime (New Springtime #2)
[Second of 2 "New Springtime" novels.] The death-stars had come, and they had kept on coming for hundreds of thousands of years, falling upon the Earth, swept upon it by a vagrant star that had passed through the outer reaches of the solar system. They brought with them a time of unending darkness and cold. It was a thing that happened every twenty-six million years, and t ...more
Paperback, 472 pages
Published May 1st 1991 by Warner Books (NY)
(first published January 1st 1990)
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At first, I thought I would hate this book thanks to the insect-people (was not a fan of Kafka's The Metamorphosis), but I ended up getting really into it. I think one of the reasons I like sci-fi/fantasy so much is that it's a genre that can deal with big issues like racism, discrimination, religion, philosophy, ethics, war, etc. without pointing any fingers at any real life person or issue. There is no cut and dry good vs. evil in this book. We have to delve into the journeys that each main ch ...more
Not as good as the first book, but still quite a good read. It was very entertaining and I enjoyed getting to see the progression of the species as they forged ahead in the New Springtime. I am a little disapointed to find out though that this intended trilogy was never completed. Silverberg never wrote the third book. This leaves the series feeling somehow incomplete as if there was meant to be more, and in fact, I know there was. My husband and I, who read this book together, are actually look ...more
Robert Silverberg is one of science fiction’s most beloved writers, and the author of such contemporary classics as Dying Inside, Downward to the Earth and Lord Valentine’s Castle, as well as At Winter’s End, also available in a Bison Books edition. He is a past president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and the winner of five Nebula Awards and five Hugo Awards. In 2004 the Sc ...moreMore about Robert Silverberg...
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