Seeds by Cary Allen Stone is a science fiction book about colonizing the moon Titan. This book is a hard one to rate, how much you will enjoy it really depends on what you look for in a science fiction book.
The writing, overall, is well done. It is very technical, without really going into scientific jargon. It has good grammar and punctuation, and has a flow that is easy to read.
The plot is well thought out, but not perfect. The actual concept is very well done. There is a scientific collaboration to start a colony in space. The biggest concern is that there does not seem to be consistency with time in the novel. For one the timing of the setting is confusing. There are many things that suggest that the novel is set in the present day. There is a notable physicist who is still alive, there is a president that is extremely similar to our current president, and there is reference to millenials. However, the world that is described is very different then the present one. For one students still have grades in school.
There was also inconsistencies with time in the plotting of the novel. One notable instance was when nine months was specifically told had passed. Yet, in the preceding scene there was a conversation and after the nine months had passed the conversation was referenced as having been had the day before.
The novel was extremely complex when it came to characters. There were a lot of characters in the novel. Unfortunately, characterization was not the novels strong suit. It was so easy to confuse who was who. Characters kept being added in the book and I did not even realize there was someone new until pages after they were introduced. Also, of all the notable scientists in the world not one was married? Not one had children? In addition the women in the book played a very insignificant part. The one women scientist (with two PhDs) was hired on to be a secretary. The only other women in the novel were introduced half way through the book as part of the flight crew.
The concept was interesting and the book was enjoyable. It just had the potential to be much better. I would consider reading the rest of the series. The author is good, and I think will become more enjoyable.
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