5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Prequel Review by Kenneth J. Kerr
New Year’s Eve 2099 the spaceship Pearseus, carrying celebrities and dignitaries, crashes on another planet. The spaceship captain survives and leads the other survivors in building a new civilization. When he dies (Year 18) the group struggles with the classic philosophical challenges: big government vs. small government, dictator vs. democracy, many strict laws rigidly enforced vs. few general laws open to interpretation and compassion by one or more judges, and the basic good vs. evil. Nicholas Rossis does an outstanding job with character development and describing the scenes of the story. He uses a very interesting and enjoyable style where he describes more than he uses dialogue to tell the story. It is very well written. One of the best short books I have read in a long time. I highly recommend this book.