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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Pennsylvania by Michael Bunker

The premise for this short story is clever.  Use Amish to colonize new worlds since they would only need technology to get them there and once there could be self sufficient.   That premise seems reasonable on an Earth like planet.   Jed is the young Amish man who makes the trip to New Pennsylvania to colonize the planet.

The current Earth seems to be land poor so it makes sense to colonize if you want cheap land to farm.   Jed thinks it is a good idea and makes his plans.   The totalitarian aspects of current Earth culture impact his departure and his arrival at new Pennsylvania is tumutous. 

I think the premise is good.  The book is supposed to be book 1 which might translate better as chapter one.   Good characters, good plot, reasonable action and kind of like those tiny, tiny spoons they give you to sample ice cream, totally unsatisfying.

I enjoyed what I read.  I am not sure how it got on my Kindle.  It probably was free and thus proves the adage you get what you pay for.  Not critical of the work, just hate to be teased.  

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