Ship of Fools
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Released it in a Geocache called Bookcrossing Library - GC9CA2 at Discovery Lake. What the heck is Geocaching? Check out the web site to learn more - a fun treasure hunt with a GPS!
About the book: I got to the end of the story and felt that I must have missed something along the way. We have a ship wandering space for generations with no purpose in mind. The inhabitants of the ship are the crew, the council members, and the downsiders. The crew goes about day to day business keeping the ship running. The council members debate where the ship should be going but its all so pointless that I couldn't see why they wouldn't just stop and hang out at a planet. The poor downsiders were the ones you felt for. They were born, lived their sad lives as menial workers, then died all on a ship that didn't care for them at all.
There is a threat that they face and they face it but the situation is so out of their control for most of the book that you feel that it doesn't matter what they do.
So was the author trying to make a political point? I must have missed it along the way. Let me know if you figure it out.
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