Ahoy there me mateys! So last week I reviewed a novella by Peter Watts called the freeze frame revolution which I highly enjoyed. While writing that review, I learned that the novella was part of a series – the Sunflower series. There are three other stories and all are available for free on the author’s website. So I decided to read this one – the second published but the first by chronology.
This story also deals with Sunday Ahzmundin, the protagonist from the freeze frame revolution. At 23 pages it is a short foray into the circumstances of the Spores. I won’t even touch on the plot because I can’t explain it well and since it’s so short I don’t want to give spoilers. Just know that I did love this brief excursion. The physics of it all went above me head as usual but I did get the gist.
Personally I be glad to have read them in the order I did. I got a longer story in the freeze frame revolution and truly grew to love Sunday So then going back in time while knowing some of her future was fun.
I will certainly be readin’ the island next. Keep a weathered eye out! Arrr!
Side note: Claudia @ goodreads’ review (which is excellent) is what told me about the publication of the Sunflower series. As she says:
. . . it’s part of a series of stories, entitled the Sunflowercycle, which includes three more short ones (so far).*
Publication order is: The Island (2009) – Winner of Hugo Award for Best Novelette in 2010, Hotshot (2014), Giants (2014) and The Freeze-Frame Revolution (June 2018).
Now, after reading all, my advice is they are to be read in this order: Hotshot, The Freeze-Frame Revolution, The Island, Giants . . .
* all three available on the author’[s] site: http://www.rifters.com/real/shorts.htm
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