Sep 03, 08
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.