Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Meat Ladder to Mars by Eugenio Negro

Zosime, once an important crewmember at the doomed sky ladder, is now under one of the world’s largest landfills, loading an antiquated space shuttle with unprotected livestock. Suddenly the world-wandering heroine is given the choice to follow her heart and heal her family or follow orders.
Using the gentri-fi genre, Eugenio Negro presents the moment before colonization of the planet Mars. Negro’s controversial story examines the economic and cultural forces at work in the Mars mission, and asks: is space exploitation the dream of all humankind?

The Gist:
It's a book about a government worker concerned with the welfare of some mistreated pigs, though she's not supposed to be.

The Good:
The writing is beautiful and organic, but not frivolous. The writer's words are dedicated to action more than scenery. The political statement in Meat Ladder to Mars is clear. I also loved the melding of cultures and Zosime's interaction with her coworkers.

The Bad:
Without quotes or breaks the dialogue was hard to follow, although I enjoyed the realness of each character's distinct voice. Also, the story in the middle became monotonous and almost lost me.

The Conclusion: 
Meat Ladder to Mars is good for readers who enjoy the political genre. It's still a decent story even if you don't pick up on that statement.

Once more a few earthlings clever and greedy enough to abandon their fellow earthlings would sail in a gourd of ashes up over the rocketburnt refuse of Olusosun, above all the Earth's landfills, across the infinite lifeless sea beyond, and they'd do it using nothing but math and explosive chemicals.

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