Book Review of Mission Child

Mission Child
Mission Child
Author: Maureen F. McHugh
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3


Stayed up way later than I should have finishing this!

It's not so much "what happened" - actually, the book is fairly low on "plot" - rather, it follows the (rather traumatic and itinerant) life of a woman from a primitive society on a colony planet, from the brink of womanhood to middle age, along the way dealing with issues of gender and sexuality, "appropriate technology," and finding a place to call home.
But the writing is just so good that it feels like a thriller!

I highly recommend it.