Pastoral SF

Mindtouch (The Dreamhealers, #1)
by M.C.A. Hogarth (Goodreads Author) 

I really liked Hogarth‘s Laisrathera (Her Instruments) trilogy. It is more of a swashbuckling adventure story compared to this gentle, pretty chilled setting. I have read and liked some of her other stories since then as well. I even played around with the idea of reading her complete backlist with some friends, but ran out of steam eventually. 

She wrote interesting and diverse characters years ago, before it became the thing to have non-binary characters. I took a longer break… 2017, maybe? So it‘s about time to read this and the other two novels that have been languishing on my TBR pile. 

And I liked it. Let’s call it Pastoral Science Fiction. A slow book with mellow drama and a slowly building asexual romance. A relaxing read. Uplifting. Another reviewer called it a cozy, finding-one’s-place story and that sums it up nicely.

I will eventually continue with the sequel.

Author‘s bookpage

Here is a summary of my old reviews of Her Instruments: https://cathysreadingbonanza.wordpres…

About the Peltedverse: http://mcahogarth.org/wiki/the-pelted/

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