The New Springtime

{4.5/5} “She was desperately eager to relive with this stranger her time in the Nest. To speak with him of Queen-love and Egg-plan and Nest-strength and all those other things that she had barely had a chance to experience in her too-brief captivity: things which had shaped her soul.”

The New Springtime by Robert Silverberg, published in 1990

The People from the Koshmar and Beng tribes, as well as others, have created their own city, Dawinno. A stranger arrives who speaks only hjjk — he was kidnapped as a child and raised by the hjjks. He brings from the Queen an offer of a treaty — which will give the People the land they now possess, and allow hjjk missionaries to live in the People’s cities.

This is the sequel to At Winter’s End, and it takes place a few decades later.

It’s about old civilizations and new civilizations. It’s about dealing with people and creatures different from you. It’s about people who will do anything to avoid war, and people who will find any excuse to go to war.

It’s a great novel, and the story is brought to a satisfying conclusion.

I’ve read 3 books by Silverberg.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, November 26th, 2019 at 7:43 pm and is filed under Reviews of books. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

One Response to “The New Springtime”

  1. James Says:

    Glad you liked this book, Dave! The first one and this one are some of my favourites, and I still think about how it’s a story of a civilization essentially growing up and maturing to the point where it can deal with a new reality. Kinda wish we had more stories like that!

Leave a Reply