A book this fun has no business being so interesting and thought-provoking. Hella is a low gravity world home to massive wildlife ( a.k.a. giant dinosaurs) and even larger weather patterns, a combination that forces the colonists trying to build a home there to adapt to their surroundings in profound ways. Seasonal migrations, strong communal bonds, and strict rules regarding consumption and ownership all contribute to the foundation of the new society, but when a large group of new colonists arrive with news that Earth is no longer safe to return to, the resources and resolve of the whole colony will be tested. As tensions rise and xenophobia starts to divide the Hellans, a neurodivergent boy named Kyle and his loved ones have to embrace new technologies and old connections to save not only their colony, but the ideals that make that colony home. This is science fiction at its most entertaining without sacrificing any of the nuance, inclusivity, and world-building that makes the genre great.
–Chapter One Bookstore, Hamilton, MT