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What Readers are Saying about The City Built of Starships


Readers will love Espera. Hero. Adventurer. Readers will love the wise sayings and the wise women who say them. Here's a whole world that needs changing and this girl has a part in it. Meredith Sue Willis knows how to be wise. She knows how to write a rousing adventure story.

Carol Emshwiller, Nebula award winner and author Carmen Dog.


A surprising flavor: it uses science fiction tropes and concepts convincingly, and yet it feels all the way through like fantasy! ....I enjoyed it and enjoyed being puzzled by it.

Judith Moffett, John W. Campbell Award Winner Theodore Sturgeon Memorial award winner.


1Espera, whom the narrative initially positions as its adolescent heroine, has been raised in this desert, in isolation from other humans, by her mother, Soledad, a mystic and healther....Occasionally Espera’s father, Leon, visits

L. Timmel Duchamp, The New York Review of Science Fiction,


1[The]story of a failed colonisation that ends with only a sliver of hope. There are no magic fixes, no lost technologies.

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