book reviews by Althea

Review: Webs

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Webs by Mary Anne Mohanraj
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The setting harks back to Golden Age sci-fi: the colony world where happy settlers set up the equivalent of picket fences and neighbors sit down and have a glass of wine together after dinner, as they watch the children play., after a hard day of ‘doing their part.’
Except all the settlers aren’t so happy. Resentment and prejudice are sweeping through this world, and are about to come to a head, with violent riots. As the story opens, one neighbor begs another to hide them from the mob. The reaction to this plea is the jumping-off point to flash back and expose a welter of domestic dissatisfaction and personal secrets.
The end is sadly believable.

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