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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Rediscovery - Marion Zimmer Bradley and Mercedes Lackey

Between Damia and the Music of Darkover, I was feeling a bit nostalgic, so decided to reread one of the actual Darkover books.    This one is the tale of when Earth finally happened upon the lost colony, and the people of Darkover find out that they did not originate on their world.

It’s an interesting culture clash story.    The original colonists were all of European extraction, so they’ve lost the notion that there are other human skin colors available, and the non-European members of the crew are a revelation to them.

The physic powers of the Darkovans are also an revelation of the people of the empire – they’re starting to acknowledge these powers, but seeing what the Darkovans have managed to do with them is a whole level above anything they could imagine.

This was a fun reread – reminds me why I love this series.

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