Cold Earth Wanderers

Cold Earth Wanderers by Peter Wortsman

Cold Earth Wanderers by Peter Wortsman

Portraying a world ordered around such charmingly old-fashioned innovations like skyscrapers, elevators, and discs and containing no technology that couldn’t have been dreamed up in 1950, Cold Earth Wanderers often feels like a lost relic of mid-century science fiction, the kind of novel one might have found serialized in the pages of Galaxy. It is fast-moving, thoughtful, and often bitingly satirical, and while its plotting and vision of dystopia are not especially fresh, Wortsman brings a deft touch to the material that keeps the book briskly entertaining.

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