Prisoners of a war they were barely alive for … Fremont’s Children must find their way in a world that abhors their very nature, or discover a way to leave it …
In her award-winning novel, The Silver Ship and the Sea, kick-off to the Fremont’s Children series, Brenda Cooper explores what it means to be so different that others feel they must oppress you.
Six human but genetically enhanced children are stranded on the colony planet Fremont by a war between genetic purists and those that would tinker with the code. Orphaned by that war, the only remains of the children’s heritage are an old woman like themselves who was left for near dead at the end of the war, and a mysterious silver ship that appears to have no doors.
To preserve themselves the children must leave the safety of the insular community and brave the wilds of Fremont, beautiful but dangerous. An echo of their own natures, or a proving ground of their genetic worth?
In this battle of wills and principles, what does the future hold for Fremont’s Children?