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In a far-flung capitalistic empire among the stars, generations of colonization without a single contact with an intelligent, non-human species have reduced the colonial process to a franchise system. Amid the abuses of the system which inevitably follow, an old woman decides not to leave when her failed colony is evacuated, thinking the freedom to live alone and die in peace is worth any risk. In this entertaining but suspenseful first-contact novel, Elizabeth Moon's apt depiction of the interaction between old and young plays counterpoint to the interaction between human and alien. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
YA. Failure to become a successful space colony, plus fear of the indigenous non-human population, forces the abandonment of Sims Bancorp Colony. Ofelia, tired of taking orders and too elderly to survive the trip to the next colony, hides until all fellow humans are evacuated. Alone but unafraid, she meets the challenges of survival and eventually befriends the natives who call themselves "The People." Gradually, Ofelia becomes an important member of The People and acts as their diplomatic liaison when a new group of humans return to the planet. Once downtrodden and overlooked, Ofelia rises above her old position to rebuild her self-esteem and redefine herself as she rises to situations calling for her to use her intelligence, emotional fortitude, and abilities. Once she has power, she uses it wisely and justly. The quick pace of the action, the vibrant descriptions, and the quirky aliens and humans will keep readers engrossed in the story. Teens unfamiliar with science fiction will find this as intriguing as those who avidly read the genre.?Pam Johnson, Fairfax County Public Library, VA
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
My paper copy of this book was wearing out, it has been read many times.
A kindle version will last longer. The kindle version is also easier to carrier.
I read this book for the first time when I was in my forties, and it sang a siren song to me about the need for solitude in the midst of life's hurly-burly. Read morePublished on June 9 2013 by lexie2
Not only was this an increadible novel of self-discovery, finding inner-strength and value of solitude, but it featured a strong, independent Latina woman as the main character. Read morePublished on March 10 2007 by S. Simonetti
I liked this book fully as much as anything else I've read by Elizabeth Moon. Her characters are believeable and well constructed, and her plots don't stretch the bounds of... Read morePublished on July 13 2002 by maemurphy
Remnant Population is a character-based story. It contemplates the nature of radical change, exploring its effects on an aged individual and her physical world. Read morePublished on May 15 2001 by Sharon L. Goodman
This quote by Ann McCaffrey, which appears on the cover, extactly matches my impression of this book. The protagonist is smart, kind and observant. Read morePublished on Jan. 15 2001 by Ronen Friedman
Moon starts off with an unusual premise: an older protagonist who doesn't want to move on -- and who works very hard to avoid being forced to leave. Read morePublished on Dec 9 2000 by Marcia E. Rands
I bought this book full of expectation, and perhaps this has led me to rate it lower than it deserves.
Still, I hate the story. Read more
This is a terrific story, with a character you'll never forget. I love Moon's way with a novel, good science, great adventure, but always, always, with people we care about.Published on April 7 2000 by Louise Marley