Item description for Child of Earth (The Sea of Grass Trilogy) by David Gerrold...
Kaer's family has volunteered to emigrate through a world-gate to Linnea, a world known for horses as large as houses and dangerously mistrustful natives, in this new young adult novel from David Gerrold. Kaer and his mothers, fathers, siblings, and cousins embark on a training program in the Linnea dome designed to teach them to blend in with their new home's prior inhabitants in an environment free from the risk of discovery. The dome itself should be safe, but in a setting designed to be like Linnea in every conceivable way---from the long, harsh winters to the kacks, wolf-like creatures as tall as men---Kaer finds that even the simplest training exercises can be fraught with risk.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 6" Height: 8.75" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2005
Publisher Benbella Books
ISBN 1932100474 ISBN13 9781932100471
Availability 0 units.
More About David Gerrold
David Gerrold is the Nebula and Hugo Award-winning author of dozens of books for both adults and young adults. He began his career as the precocious author of the teleplay "The Trouble with Tribbles," broadcast on the original "Star Trek" series and voted the series's most popular episode of all time. David lives with his son in Northridge, California. And while he admits he no longer believes his son truly is a Martian, in exasperating father-son moments - of which there are many - David believes he still acts like one.
David Gerrold currently resides in San Fernando, in the state of California. David Gerrold was born in 1944.
Reviews - What do customers think about Child of Earth (The Sea of Grass Trilogy)?
good juvenile (Heinlein would proud) Jan 22, 2006
This was a good story, the first of a trilogy. The books are in the new large format paperback so they cost a little more. The story is about an "extended" family moving to another, more primitive planet. Instead of showing up like the typical missionaries of old, they are going to try to blend into the primitive society until that society "grows up. It might work.
Being David Gerrold Jul 5, 2005
I've often wondered what it must be like to live in David Gerrold's brain, a brain that creates such complex worlds, ecosystems, creatures, species of higher intelligence, etc. "Child of Earth" follows the story of Kaer and Kaer's family, through their preparation for moving to the world of Linnea, earth-like, but not exactly.
Gerrold brings in all the elements you'd expect from a Gerrold novel--bad puns, redheads, creatures and characters from former Gerrold works, friends from Gerrold's real life, political commentary, more bad puns, and chocolate, all framing the main photograph, which is the action surrounding Kaer's family, the giant horses of Linnea, and leaving one wondering how many years it will take for book 2 of this trilogy to hit the shelves.
I'm not sure why this is classified as a "young people's" book, since it involves some pretty complex scientific descriptions which I am either too old or too dense to follow thoroughly.
I managed to finish this book on an 8-hour drive from one end of California to the other and will now twiddle my thumbs until the sequel gets written. But then I've been doing that about Gerrold's Chtorr series for decades, so I'm used to it.
Good read. Buy it.
Classical Gerrold Jun 2, 2005
Which is to say, this is a novel in which you'll find many elements that you'll have loved if you've read any of his other works, particularly the most recent ones: alternate social experiments, a first person narrator (with a twist!: there is one particular detail you never get to know about this character!), the emphasis on commitment, education, family ties, etc.. I don't understand why, together with his Dingillian saga, this novel has been billed as "fiction for young readers". Although, if you think of it... If being an adult means you cannot immerse yourself in the world of someone else's imagination and chew on the implications of the ideas and scenarios thereby presented, you must definitely be of a certain age to enjoy this.