The Terraformers by Annalee Newitz is an exuberantly brilliant book. With an intergenerational, diasporic tale centering on the privatization of a terraformed planet and the enslaved people who have built it over many centuries, Newitz proffers fragile hope and a better vision for humanity. While written with a childlike whimsy as we follow characters who have seemingly naive desires to always do the right thing, The Terraformers possesses undercurrents of sensuality, queer subversion, political revolution, and obsessively-researched eco-consciousness. This is the kind of book to give to a reader who claims that science fiction is “irrelevant” to the real world and “completely made up”—The Terraformers will prove them embarrassingly wrong. Recommended by Wulfe
From science fiction visionary Annalee Newitz comes The Terraformers, a sweeping, uplifting, and illuminating exploration of the future.
Destry's life is dedicated to terraforming Sask-E. As part of the Environmental Rescue Team, she cares for the planet and its burgeoning eco-systems as her parents and their parents did before her.