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A world away..,
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This review is from: Half Way Home (Kindle Edition)
Half way home is set in the future, colonies of humans grown in lab conditions are sent out establish themselves on viable planets. The training in their assigned roles is taught to them as the sleep during the journey.
Those that land on non-viable are exterminated.
The ship lands prematurely and only half their education is complete - but the exterminations process starts leaving the main character Porter his friends Kelvin and Tarsi and the remaining survivors stranded. They try to set up as best they can.
The colony fractures and splinter groups escape the regimented daily tasks to explore. They come across different creatures good and bad and discover things about themselves and about life.
The plot drives the novel forward with engaging characters and imaginative scenes. Many issues are covered as the child-like adult survivors tackle their emotions with barely any experience of interacting with others.
Can they survive ? Is the planet too harsh to establish a colony ? Why was the abort process not fully completed ?
You can't second guess it ... you have to read it.