Generation Ship

Harper Voyager. Oct. 2023. 608p. ISBN 9780063252981. pap. $19.99. SF
After a 250-year journey, the colony ship Voyager is about to reach its promised land, the planet Promissa. Aboard ship, the tension ratchets ever higher as the elite maneuver to maintain their status quo, while everyone else hopes for a release from the ossified hierarchy that has arisen over their long journey. But something on the planet is stopping their probes from returning crucial data, and the scientists urge caution while the politicians press full speed ahead. Voyager is not ready for Promissa, but Promissa is all too ready for them. Readers of Adam Oyebanji’s Braking Day are going to love this riveting take on the “disruption at the end of the long journey” as everyone tries to come out on top. The political slug and spin fest gets away from everyone trying to push to the journey’s end or pull it back out of caution or fear, which turn out to be entirely justified.
VERDICT Hacker Eddie Dannin is a fantastic successor to Mammay’s (The Misfit Soldier) signature character, Carl Butler, as a blunt instrument who bowls over obstacles in the path of the truth and pushes the story forward at a thrilling clip. Highly recommended.
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