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Faraday's Orphans

3.35  ·  Rating Details  ·  62 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
When Berk Neilson, a helicopter pilot, becomes stranded on the Outside, he finds himself at the mercy of the burning sun and dangerous clans. What he doesn't expect to encounter is a companion--a wild young girl who calls herself Saydonya--and the freedom he never realized he desired.
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Published January 1st 1997 by Vista (first published October 1996)
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Althea Ann
As I started reading this book, I thought, "Well, the writing's good... but it must be terribly unoriginal, because everything in it seems incredibly familiar!" Around page 75, I figured out that the reason it seemed so familiar was that I'd actually read it before.
Sigh.
But, I really like post-apocalyptic fiction, so I kept reading it.
It is good, especially for those who are fans of the genre.
However – Wood's theory on why apocalypse came about, in this book, is a geomagnetic polar shift. You ca
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Marzell
Aug 14, 2015 Marzell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Guter poastapokalyptischer SF mit einigen für meinen Geschmack zu brutalen Szenen.
Joelle
Jan 10, 2009 Joelle rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This came highly recommended and I should have loved it, but somehow it didnt tick with me. I can tell it is a good book about a well built dystopia, a world where something went really wrong and people try to survive and, for some, rebuild. I just didnt quite buy into any of the characters. Still, I think it is a good read for anyone who likes these kinds of 'bleak future' books.
Melody
Aug 03, 2012 Melody rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The main character in this book is despicable, and not in a way that makes him fun to hate. Rape, violence, savagery that doesn't at all make sense for a guy with a decent loving upbringing - he's frequently a very not-nice guy. Graphic sexual descriptions, usually unpleasant. Cannibalism. This book was icky.
Trunatrschild
I'm an 80's gal and love my post apocalyptical novels. This is one of the best and I keep rereading it.
Erin
Dec 31, 2010 Erin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love this author but I just couldn't get into this book. I guess because it is so unremittingly bleak.
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N. Lee Wood is the author of Faraday's Orphans and Looking for Mahdi, both published by Gollancz/Vista in 1996. She sold her first ever novel in Romania and hasn't stopped being published since. She is a frequent visitor to British and European conventions, and travels extensively from her home in Paris. She is married to Norman Spinrad, who shares her enthusiasm for Europe in general
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