Rosenblum, Mary. Horizons.
In a not-so-distant future, humanity has moved to space, constructing "tin cans" in orbit, where people have immigrated to live and work. Ahni Huang, who was biogenetically augmented at birth, as well as being empathic (she can read other people's intentions), has been sent to Platform New York Up to find her brother's murderer. She becomes embroiled in a plot perpetrated by her mother to gain control of the entire world council. The intent is to unite those still on Earth by stirring up hatred and suspicion of the platforms by "proving" ideas about genetically altered human children and rogue "miners" who will bombard the Earth with meteor-sized rocks harvested in space. The characters, the situations, the surroundings, the intrigue all evolve into an edge-of-your-seat tale of humanity's never-ending quest for change and independence, even in the space age. Here's hoping there will be follow-up Platform stories. Sherry Hay, Lib. Media Spec., Tuscarora J.H.S., Mifflintown, PA
S--Recommended for senior high school students.
A--Recommended for advanced students and adults. This code will help librarians and teachers working in high schools where there are honors and advanced placement students. This is also will help extend KLIATT's usefulness in public libraries.
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|Date:||May 1, 2008|
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