Two thousand years into the future, runaway pollution has made the earth uninhabitable except in giant biodomes. The society is an anarchy, with disputes mediated through the Machiavellian Committee for the Revolution. Mars, Venus, and the moon support flourishing colonies of various political stripes. On the fringes of the solar system, in the gas planets, a strange, new, violent kind of human has evolved. In this unstable system, the anarchist Paula Mendoza, an agent of the Committee, works to make peace and ultimately protect her people in a catastrophic clash of worlds that destroys the order she knows. read more
Cecelia Holland was born in Henderson, Nevada in 1943 and started writing at the age of twelve. Starting with The Firedrake in 1966, she has published 21 independent historical novels covering periods from the middle of the first millennium CE up through parts of the early 20th century and from Egypt, through Russia, central Europe, Scandinavia, Great Britain and Ireland to the West Coast of the U.S. Most recently she has completed a series of five novels set in the world of the Vikings, covering a period of about fifty years during the tenth century and following the adventures of Corban Loosestrife and his descendants.Holland has also published two non-fiction historical/biographic works, two children's novels, a contemporary novel and a science fiction novel as well as a number of historical essays.Holland has three daughters. She lives in Fortuna, California and, once a week, teaches a class in creative writing at Pelican Bay State prison in Crescent City, California.Holland's personal website is TheFiredrake.comread more
Reviews for Floating Worlds
I really liked the interactions between the Earth, Martian, and Lunar societies, but found the gas giant societies incredibly boring. I got over halfway through this before I started skipping 50 pages at a time and finally gave up.read more
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