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Darkchild by Sydney J. Van Scyoc
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Darkchild (edition 1983)

by Sydney J. Van Scyoc

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Humanity is scattered and isolated throughout the stars. And on each world, they grow different and strange. This is a story about one of those worlds, and what happens when a boy is dropped out of the sky to be taken in and adopted.
Except he is a "cultural recorder". He will be retrieved and his memories used to prepare the world for exploitation. ( )
  Caragen87 | Jan 1, 2009 |
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For my parents, John W. and Geneva
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1/ The Boy The day was overcast, the sky a lowering grey. In the forest it was a morning of fevered breezes and distant thunder.
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"A beautiful book, combining an almost mythic interpretation of ritual and magic with serious, credible science fiction." - Marion Zimmer Bradley. For these hundred centuries, women of wisdom and strength have mastered the sunstones to bring warmth and wealth to their people. But while the Brakrathi tended their stonehalls and valleys, others have traversed the spaces between the stars with less gentle motives. Like the arrogant Arnimi who study and measure everything but understand nothing of the human soul. Or the Benderzic, who ruthlessly harvest infomation from their army of child informants and auction it to the highest bidder. Until the coming of Darkchild. Until the end of the beginning of things.… (more)

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