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Cataveiro

(The Osiris Project #2)

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A boat is shipwrecked on Patagonian shores, and rumors abound that it has come from the lost city’ Osiris, believed to have been destroyed over 50 years ago. The implications are wide-reaching and acutely political, for in the eyes of the world Osiris is only a collection of fables.

Pilot and cartographer Ramona, recently returned to the island of Tierra del Fuego, has a br
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Hardcover, 432 pages
Published July 1st 2014 by Night Shade Books (first published August 13th 2013)
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Mike Franklin
Aug 10, 2014 rated it liked it
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Some elements of this, the second book in Swift’s Osiris trilogy, lived up to its very good predecessor – Osiris – whilst others fell behind; overall I would have to say that this second book is weaker, but I am sufficiently invested that I will continue with the last book in the series.

The first book, as I’ve said, was very good, with an interesting and fresh take on the old post-apocalyptic sub-genre and in that this second book successfully matches the first. The environment is radically dif
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Michelle
Gah! I'm torn. Elements of this were great - world building and use of it, climate issues, pandemics, class issues, new tech or lack of... but ultimately the story was weaker that Osiris. As was Ramona. I guess she wasn't as compelling as Adelaide and no real single minded drive to change the world. I still enjoyed it, but missed Osiris through the glimpses of the sunken city.
And Vikram?
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M. Wednesday
Jan 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
If you’ve read and fallen in love with Osiris, book 1, do not expect the same ocean-apocalyptic-world feels out of this book 2, Cataveiro.

There are still some aspects of the book that live up to Osiris. Cataveiro takes place on land and so the scope of the world is larger, bringing in a whole new cast of characters, plots, and sub plots. I found these to be both interesting, exciting, and just a tad frustrating because I missed Osiris. I missed Vikram. I missed Adelaide and I found myself rushi
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Robert
Jun 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was much different than the first, but also very enjoyable.
Willy Eckerslike
In Cataveiro we return to the post-apocalyptic near future established in Osiris, the first novel in this most promising debut trilogy. While Osiris was somewhat claustrophobic with a small cast of protagonists, Cataveiro broadens the scope introducing the reader to more characters and some of the factions occupying the planet’s remaining habitable zones. While set mostly in techno-phobic Patagonia we learn more of the Alaskans and Antarcticans with some tantalizing hints about the causes of the ...more
Bree
Apr 12, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
After reading the first book in this series, Osiris, I was so excited when Cataveiro was finally in my hands. Unfortunately, I found this book to be a huge disappointment, and I absolutely struggled to get through it, hoping it would pick up, but it never did.

The book does not pick up where Osiris left off…it doesn’t even pick up with the characters from Osiris. In fact, only one character from the Osiris book is a legitimate character in Cataveiro. Instead, we meet Ramona, a pilot cartographer
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Kate
E J Swift has an amazing imagination and great talent for storytelling. I've read a lot of sci-fi and dystopia, but have never come across some of the ideas that she uses in the Osiris Project series which means that the story is fresh and exciting.

400 years into the future and earth is suffering from major environmental degradation. People can only live in small habitable zones in the polar regions as the rest of the earth is desert thanks to runaway climate change, wars and pestilence.

This is
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Dyan
Oct 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
SO good. So different from its predecessor, Osiris, but with many of the same elements that I loved of the first: the effortlessly done world-building; the lyrical prose; the believable and not always likeable characters. So many intersecting stories that converge and divert again at various points, leaving you yearning for more information, for more story. I'm very much looking forward to reading the final book in the trilogy! ...more
Dan
May 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
The first in this series was a decent SF story about an isolated ocean bound city that appeared to be the last outpost of humanity on a far future Earth. This second book opens up the world and is a much better novel, with a lovely melancholy undertone
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E. J. Swift is the author of The Osiris Project trilogy, a speculative fiction series set in a world radically altered by climate change, comprising Osiris, Cataveiro and Tamaruq. Her short fiction has appeared in anthologies from Salt Publishing, NewCon Press and Jurassic London, including The Best British Fantasy (Salt Publishing, 2013 and 2014).

Swift was shortlisted for a 2013 BSFA Award in the
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