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Reclamation

3.41 of 5 stars 3.41  ·  rating details  ·  132 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Set in the far future, RECLAMATION centers on The Realm of the Nameless Powers, a world so ravaged by age that only a portion of underground canyons is habitable. The Realm has degenerated into a harsh caste system and Middle Ages technology. Their religion strictly enforces the castes who can marry, and which children are allowed to live. Eric Born is a lapsed priest and...more
Mass Market Paperback, 464 pages
Published June 1st 1996 by Aspect (first published 1996)
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Mary JL
Dec 17, 2008 Mary JL rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: any science fiction fan
Shelves: main-sf-fantasy
I have now finished Reclamation and it gets a good solid three stars. Sarah Zettel has a good feel for creating future socities.

This is her very first novel, which shows. It is why it only gets three stars not four. The characters rate a four but the story is a bit uneven. The ending was a bit rushed I felt. It is not nearly as compact as her other book I have read--Fool
s War.

Still, a very well done job for a first novel and as I said the characterization is good. Sarah Zettel is well worth a tr...more
John
Humans, both natural and descendants of constructed ones, clash on various planets and finally go head to head on an old, nearly uninhabitable one with a few surprises in its history. Very good world and culture building, the two lead characters are well worth cheering on, many of the others are understandably motivated, and both the nonhuman aliens and the noncorporeal ones in the supporting cast are terrific. I think there are a few too many POV characters to give this a top rating, but a fine...more
Cindy
I'd been planning to get back to Sarah Zettel and picked up her first published novel. The cover doesn't have too much to do with the story which was complex and exciting. Eric Sar Born is some kind of freelance hacker who had escaped a fundamentalist upbringing on a backwater planet. Two powerful groups have been looking for this planet and are ready to kidnap any of its inhabitants. Space travel, hacking, genetic manipulation and slavery are all touched upon - It's one of the better SF stories...more
Cindywho
I'd been planning to get back to Sarah Zettel and picked up her first published novel. The cover doesn't have too much to do with the story which was complex and exciting. Eric Sar Born is some kind of freelance hacker who had escaped a fundamentalist upbringing on a backwater planet. Two powerful groups have been looking for this planet and are ready to kidnap any of its inhabitants. Space travel, hacking, genetic manipulation and slavery are all touched upon - It's one of the better SF stories...more
Joanna
Very well written , different kind of SyFy & looking forward to reading more of Sarah Zettel's books!
Koji Mukai
A strong debut novel by Zettel ("excellent name for a science fiction author, since it means the author whose books are put next to Zelazny's") who will publish four more quality science fiction novels before turning over to the dark side.
Helen
long, slow, but rewarding enough
Brennan Griffin
One of my favorite authors.
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Sarah Zettel is the critically acclaimed author of more than twenty novels, spanning the full range of genre fiction. Her debut novel, Reclamation, won the Locus Award for Best First Novel. Her second release, Fool’s War, was a 1997 New York Times Notable Book, and the American Library Association named Playing God one of the Best Books for Young Adults of 1999. Her novel Bitter Angels won the Phi...more
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