Denver Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club

Blind Waves book cover Blind Waves (2000)

Tor Science Fiction
paperback - 350 pages
cover art by Jim Burns

From the back cover of the paperback:
       In a world where hundreds of millions of people have been displaced from their homes by the Deluge -- a hundred-foot rise in sea level caused by melting ice caps -- Patricia Beenan is lucky.  She is still an American citizen, with the right to live on the continent, unlike so many "wetfoots" whose homes lie deep under the waves.
       Patricia's father chose to live on the floating city of New Galveston, instead of moving inland.  The family went into the underwater salvage business.  Now it's Patricia's business, and her city.  She's a wealthy woman, on the City Council, well known to the local INS commander and the New Galveston police.
       But none of that will help her when she stumbles across a recently sunken freighter that has dozens of bodies chained up in its hold, and clear evidence that it had been fired upon by a U.S. government ship.

Read for group discussion on June 27, 2001
How we each rated this book
Dan 8 Amy 6 stack of books 10   Wow! Don't miss it
8-9  Highly recommended
7    Recommended
5-6  Mild recommendation
3-4  Take your chances
1-2  Below average; skip it
0    Get out the flamethrower!
U    Unfinishable or unreadable
-    Skipped or no rating given
Cheri 6 Barb -
Aaron - Cynthia 7
Jackie - Ron 7

Our book group has also read the following books by Steven Gould:
-- Jumper   in June 2000

Steven Gould (1955-     ) is a US writer.

Gould's first novel, Jumper (1992), is an young adult SF adventure about a teen who can teleport.  It was an ALA Notable Book of the Year.  Reflex (2004) is a sequel to JumperJumper: Griffin's Story (2007) tells the story of a character from Jumper the movie, and is a tie-in for the film.

Wildside (1996) is a young adult novel about a boy who finds a door into an alternate Earth, one in which humans do not exist.  Wildside won the Hal Clement Award for Best Young Adult Science Fiction given by the Golden Duck Foundation, and was on the American Library Association Best Book List, YA division.

Greenwar (1997), an eco-thriller, was written by Gould and his wife, Laura J. Mixon.

Helm (1998), is about a new civilization created by humans on the planet Agatsu after the earth is devastated.

Blind Waves (2000), is a SF thriller that takes place along the Texas gulf coast after melting Antarctic ice has drowned much of the world.

Our book club's page for Jumper by Steven Gould - review of Blind Waves
In Other Worlds - review of Blind Waves
SF Site Featured Review: Blind Waves
Rambles: Steven Gould, Blind Waves
The SF Site: A Conversation With Steven Gould and Laura J. Mixon (2000)
Locus Online: Steven Gould and Laura Mixon interview (1997)

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