Acadie by Dave Hutchinson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
On a whim sponsored by a buddy read, I hopped on this novella by Hutchinson not knowing what to expect at all.
I mean, sure, the cover kinda tells me something, but other than something like a deep space opera or a generational ship and perhaps some AI action, I kinda cleansed my mind and let myself slide in.
And it was a gentle ride! Superbrights and an interesting colony and technological advancement and a really laid-back narrator. It was cool and light and pleasant...
Until the end. Or nearly so.
I LOVED the dark twist. :) No spoilers, but it's quite hardcore and tickled all my fancies. Hard SF shouldn't be afraid to go all dark. :) Fun twist, solid story.
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