Title: Goldilocks
Authors: Lam, Laura
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 333
Year: 2020
Language: English
Description: Fuelled by the rising tides of climate change and misogyny, an all-female crew of astronauts board the world's first starship. Their destination: Cavendish, a planet in the Goldilocks zone, suitable for human habitation. At the helm is visionary Valerie Black and among her crew of five, her surrogate daughter and mission botanist, Naomi Lovelace. Naomi is committed to a better future for everyone, even if it means questioning her loyalty to Valerie.

Engaging and thought-provoking, this suspenseful story astutely highlights the political realities of our current world and the possible future of the planet, all the while weaving through a lifeline of hope.

Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"Fantastic storyline that keeps your interest throughout. Gob-smacking surprises along the way."

"This is not a depressing book, it's very positive."

"Well-written and engaging. The characters are well-drawn."

"Full of drama, science and ethics. The book puts forward some great questions regarding the future of our planet."

"People who don't normally read such books should give this a go. It's a stimulating book full of possible ideas for the future of humanity and the planet."

Categories: Fiction, Adventure/Exploration, Contemporary, Dystopia/Futuristic, Environmental, Morals/Ethics, Science Fiction, Social commentary/perspectives, Travel, America, 2022 Titles, Larger font


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By: PICT 005 2021-06-25 12:46:51
Not a novel many of us would have chosen, but we were pleased we read it as it produced lots of worthwhile and relevant discussion.

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