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Remnant Population
Remnant Population
Author: Elizabeth Moon
For forty years, Colony 3245.12 has been Ofelia’s home. On this planet far away in space and time from the world of her youth, she has lived and loved, weathered the death of her husband, raised her one surviving child, lovingly tended her garden, and grown placidly old. And it is here that she fully expects to finish out her days–un...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780345462190
ISBN-10: 034546219X
Publication Date: 9/30/2003
Pages: 336
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 27 ratings
Publisher: Del Rey
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 1
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Very different first contact story, as the human is an older(70+) woman, who illicitly chose to stay behind after her colony was removed from their planet. Her personal transformation due to solo living and subsequent interaction with the previously undiscovered intelligent natives is intriguing and the alien culture is well developed.
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This book creeps up on you. I first felt Ofelia was an idiot. Slowly, you realize that she is a product of her culture. And then I was very sad when the book ended. It was excellent, complex and actually makes you think.
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I enjoyed this book tremendously! Very good story and good characters.

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