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The Silver Ship and the Sea: Fremont's Children 1

The Silver Ship and the Sea: Fremont's Children 1


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Winner of the Endeavour Award

Prisoners of a war they barely remember, Fremont’s Children must find a way to survive in a world that abhors their very nature. Or they must discover a way to leave it…

Brenda Cooper’s Fremont’s Children series launches with her award-winning novel The Silver Ship and the Sea. Cooper explores what it means to be so different that others feel they must oppress you.

Six genetically enhanced children are stranded on the colony planet Fremont in a war between genetic purists and those that would tinker with the code. Orphaned, the children have few remnants of their heritage other than an old woman who was left for abandoned at the end of the war, and a mysterious silver ship that appears to have no doors.

To keep themselves alive, the children must leave the safety of the insular community and brave the beautiful but dangerous wilds of Fremont. Is it an echo of their own natures, or a proving ground of their genetic worth?

In this battle of wills and principles, what does the future hold for Fremont’s Children?

“YAs are sure to relate to the travails and exploits of these extraordinary young people.”—Booklist, Starred Review 

Selected by Booklist as one of the top ten 2007 adult books for youth to read. 

“Fast-paced and full-bodied, "Silver Ship" is character-driven hard SF at its best.”—The Seattle Times

“This is an adventure story, because life on this planet can be treacherous, but it is also a story about the relationships between insiders and outsiders, between adults and the teens who are about to surpass them, and between people who need each other in order to survive.”—School Library Journal 

 “Cooper’s …first solo effort combines the feel of classic sf adventure with strong, character-driven storytelling and lays the foundation for other tales set in her brave new world…. Suitable for both adult and YA sf collections.”— Library Journal 

 “Good plot, with some nice touches…Characterizations were particularly well done.”—Locus 

 “The relationships and issues are more than intricate enough to satisfy more mature readers.  But the protagonists are young, and the themes are ones that must necessarily speak to young adult readers.  Enjoy."—Analog 

eBook ISBN: 978-1-61475-544-9 
Trade paperback ISBN: 978-1-61475-543-2
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-68057-602-3
410 pages

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