Despite increasing restrictions on the freedoms of women on Earth, Valerie Black is spearheading the first all-female mission to a planet in the Goldilocks Zone, where conditions are just right ...more
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Goldilocks is the Martian by way of Handmaid's Tale.
It stars Naomi Lovelace, the ship's botanist. I imagine her as Caroline Ford.
The ship's captain is Naomi Black, CEO of Hawthorne, which was co-founded with Naomi's mother, Catherine. After Catherine died, Valerie took Naomi in. I imagine her as Jodie Foster. Think Elon Musk meets Sigourney Weaver.
She and three other women (Irene Hart, Oksana Lebedeva & Jerrie Hixon) ...more
This book was impressive, albeit somewhat scary of how plausible it could be years in the future. It took current events, such as the attempts to overturn Roe vs Wade and ran with it, creating a very believable scenario, which left me contemplating the issues it raises long after I turned the last page. I enjoy a book that really makes you think, and on that this delivered.
I flew ...more
This is a more beautiful than usual piece of science fiction. The tech and ideas are all there but the cast of characters take the book to a different level.
The central characters of Naomi Lovelace and the ...more
I've been really excited about this book since I heard about it because I liked the concept so much - the Martian by way of handmaid's tale. This was that, but not quite - or at least the elements I was expecting from that crossover weren't the ones I got. The crew scenes from the Martian yes, patriarchal politics yes. Lots of science, and afaik pretty accurate too. (I like space stuff. I try ...more
I was really quickly drawn into the book after the first few pages, it wasn't a slow burn, the world described for me was intriguing from the start ...more
But Laura Lam completely nailed it. Naomi was a great main character and the others were well fleshed ...more
The structure of the book is that each chapter is told in a different time period. I enjoyed much more the chapters that were set after the shuttles launch.
An all women team on a shuttle are trying to heal combat climate change. Men’s Rights activists are against them. Plus things keep going wrong but is it for nefarious reasons?
If Sci-Fi is your thing give this a try.
Goldilocks is an excellent, character-led space epic filled with well-researched science, moral ambiguity, and -- in place of stereotypes and easy answers -- the kind of science fiction that makes me keep reading. Loved this, Lara Lam!
I read the synopsis of this book and immediately needed it! I requested with little hope that I would be approved but was beyond excited when that notification came through! Literally cannot wait to dive into this incredibly dramatic sounding story!
Laura Lam was born in the late eighties and raised near San Francisco, California, by two former Haight-Ashbury hippies.
After studying literature and creative writing at university, she relocated to Scotland to be with the partner she met online when they were teenagers and he insulted her taste in books and she insulted ...more