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Nowhere is going somewhere...
My tl;dr summary of this story is Brin's 'The Postman' meets Weird West with monsters.
This was a great read and I'm looking forward to more in this series. The story structure definitely plays towards the long haul - although lots of stuff happens, there's no quick conflict -> climax -> resolution curve playing out here. Instead, our main character is kept rather busy on a number of adventures, all of which widen our viewpoint of the world and introduce us to an expanding cast of characters.
It's a post-apocalyptic tale, first and foremost, but the world D.G. Swain has created feels unique from most other such tales that I've read. I compared it to 'The Postman' because the main character does a lot of traveling between various settlements - although as a scientist/explorer rather than a mail carrier. It has some of that same post-doomsday travelogue vibe to it.
D.G.'s work quickly veers from being a Postman clone, though. The post-nuclear, low tech world has something of a steampunk feel to it. Oh, and there are monsters. Lots and lots of monsters. We get to learn a bit about some of those monsters - mostly because the protagonist is something of a monster hunter, did I forget to mention that?
This was a really fun read, and I highly recommend it. Please support D.G. Swain's work so that she'll be convinced to write more of these so that we can find out what happens next!
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