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"The sea is big. The sea is cruel. She takes more than she gives. That's how it's always been."

The world has changed. Coastal cities lie abandoned as the encroaching sea rises, drowning and reshaping the land. Violent plagues, impervious to antibiotics, sweep across the planet, erasing entire communities in a single outbreak. The last refugees take to the sea, fleeing fro
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Kindle Edition, 223 pages
Published 2013 by Andrew D. Thaler (first published January 1st 20)
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J.G. Follansbee
Jan 22, 2014 rated it liked it
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This review was originally published on Joe Follansbee's blog.

Science fiction’s nautical tradition goes back to the genre’s origins. In 1870, French writer Jules Verne predicted the nuclear submarine in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and he created one of the great megalomaniac characters in literature, Captain Nemo. My own love of sci-fi was sparked in part by the 1960s TV series Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, which featured the research vessel Seaview and its resourceful crew. In rec
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Jen
Feb 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014, favorites
This book is set in the distant future, a world where humans have abandoned land and live in small fleets of boats. This is a fantastic marine scifi book, a genre that is severely lacking. Everyone always scifi's into space, where this novel examines the world from a distopian future where humans struggle to survive in an open, broken sea.

I enjoyed the pace of the story, things built up and then raced through a flurry of activity to a satisfying conclusion. There were some moments that were tru
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Neith
Apr 02, 2016 rated it it was ok
I blew through this trilogy in a few days. I really enjoyed the first book in the trilogy. The detailed descriptions of life on a fishing boat were very satisfying, and I love me a good post-apocalyptic yarn. The writing definitely shows the signs of having been written in a hurry, but I'm willing to ignore that for an interesting premise and plot. But then books two and three got more gruesome and depressing than I find enjoyable to read, so by the end I just skimmed over the last few chapters.
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The first few pages of “Lords of the Sands of Time” by Issui Ogawa (whose felicitously lyrical name, 小川 一水, means “little river” (Ogawa, 小川) “current [of] water” (Issui, 一水)) opens in prehistoric Japan, where a queen–shamaness figure like legendary Himiko surveys the kingdom she has cobbled together out of neighboring villages, from the vantage of a mountaintop overlooking the sea. It is a powerful image to this reader, who has long left the ocean, who only rarely sees a mountain, and who is emb ...more
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Andrew D. Thaler is a deep-sea ecologist, conservation biologist, science writer, and occasional science fiction author. His actual scientific writing can be found in the journals BMC Evolutionary Biology, Fungal Ecology, and Marine Policy, among others. He is the founder and senior editor of Southern Fried Science, where most of his popular science writing is found. His science fiction stories ar ...more

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Fleet (4 books)
  • Fleet: The Reach
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  • Fleet: Dereliction (Part 3 in the Fleet Serial)
  • Fleet: Horizon (Part 4 in the Fleet Serial)