Melpomene Murray's concerns are those of any teenager: homework, friends, dates. But Melpomene lives on the Flying Dutchman, an asteroid colony located thousands of miles from an Earth almost destroyed by disease, war, and pollution. She and her spaceborn classmates are humanity's last hope, and Mel's just starting to realize how heavy a responsibility that is. Her parents and teachers have trained her from birth to lead mankind into the future.
What they never realized is that Melpomene might have plans of her own...
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Review: Orbital Resonance (Century Next Door #1)User Review - Ashley Schwartau - Goodreads
The world building, language, and voice of this book were outstanding. In some ways the main character reminded me of Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird mixed with Ender from Ender's Games. The overall ... Read full review
Review: Orbital Resonance (Century Next Door #1)User Review - J. - Goodreads
When this book came out I thought it should have won the Nebula instead of whatever book did. At the time I was a voting member of SFWA and tried to read all the nominees. It was my choice and I highly recommend it. Read full review
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