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Balance of Power by Brian M. Stableford
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Sep 03, 08

bookshelves: re-read, real-book
Recommended for: Folks who like a bit of sf soc, dryly delivered.
Read in August, 2008

One far flung planet, two continents. On the first: a human colony, finally being visited on a check-up from the UN survey team after well over a hundred years. The other, on the far side of a sea that has yet to be crossed, are the native people of the planet, with their own hopes and dreams that don't necessarily synch with the colonists.

Manifest Destiny, socio-religious political manoeuvring and plain old superstition combat the patient, yet persistent Daedalus scientists as they try to set the planet on a more stable course.
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