Remnant Population

Remnant Population

eBook - 2003
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For forty years, Colony 3245.12 has been Ofelia's home. On this planet far away in space and time from the world of her youth, she has lived and loved, weathered the death of her husband, raised her one surviving child, lovingly tended her garden, and grown placidly old. And it is here that she fully expects to finish out her days--until the shifting corporate fortunes of the Sims Bancorp Company dictates that Colony 3245.12 is to be disbanded, its residents shipped off, deep in cryo-sleep, to somewhere new and strange and not of their choosing. But while her fellow colonists grudgingly anticipate a difficult readjustment on some distant world, Ofelia savors the promise of a golden opportunity. Not starting over in the hurly-burly of a new community . . . but closing out her life in blissful solitude, in the place she has no intention of leaving. A population of one.With everything she needs to sustain her, and her independent spirit to buoy her, Ofelia actually does...
Publisher: New York : Del Rey, 2003
ISBN: 9780345462206
Branch Call Number: E-Book
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Jul 29, 2018

When her space farming colony fails and the colonists are evacuated, an old woman chooses to remain behind and live out her remaining days alone. Trouble starts when she realizes that she is not alone. The first part of this book, where she learns to live alone on the planet, reminded me a lot of *The Martian.* This book, however, is very much "soft" science fiction where the solitary woman's emotional state is more important than the science of survival. Within the constraints of speculative fiction, this novel reflects on the role and value of wise grandmothers in modern society.

Jan 19, 2015

I have read this book/ebook many times. Enjoyed it each and every time. The strength of character. Determination to go her own way.

Jul 29, 2013

This is a fantastic read! It is not often that I read a book like this that contains scenes that come back to me long after I have finished it. An aged female heroine, first contact, parenting, its all there and well done.

Jun 12, 2012

good story


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