Review of Nowhereville by Sean Campbell

Nowhereville is the beginning of a courageous story arc about young siblings who move to an off-Earth colony to start a new life with their previously absentee father, and about a young woman who is trying to find her place in a budding Martian revolution with contacts in the same colony. Nothing turns out the way any of them expect, as the colony becomes a crucible for multiple world-changing events, into which the young people are thrown. Add to this an evolving race of intelligent robots evoking memories of the ancient myth of the golems, and you have an intriguing and tantalizing look into humanity’s complicated future. The novel is a complex mix of the powerful dream imagery haunting the young revolutionary girl, and the unquenchable and entertaining banter between the young siblings in the face of danger. And the conclusion of the novel packs a gut-busting punch that leaves me eager for the next book in the series.


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