Drop by Drop: Book One Step By Step

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Sycamore River is like any small town, full of rustic charm, friendly folks, and a few eccentric types. But when plastic all over town begins to melt, suddenly life as they knew it is over. As selfishness, paranoia, and uncertainty run amok, what will become of the people of Sycamore River? When challenged, will the best of humanity triumph… or the worst?

Drop by Drop is a true rarity in science fiction storytelling these days: a disaster story where the author doesn’t revel in the disaster’s trappings. Unlike Hollywood films where the storm or the earthquake is the star and the characters are simply one-dimensional ciphers to vaguely root for or against, the citizens of Sycamore River are wonderfully three-dimensional, engaging figures. You understand them, you know them, and whether you like them or not, you’re invested.

Llywelyn’s debut novel is equally intriguing because it’s something of an optimistic dystopia. Yes, something disastrous has happened. But there are just as many good people and entrepreneurs as there are selfish types and dangers. Not fixating on the bad not only makes the book more engaging, but it feels more genuine.

Drop by Drop is what science fiction should be: enthralling and unexpected.

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Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 320 pages
Publisher Tor Books
Publish Date 2018-06-26
ISBN 9780765388667
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Issue January 2020
Category Science Fiction & Fantasy


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