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Shades of Earth

Shades of Earth - Beth Revis This final installment is an intense commentary on slavery, greed and military involvement. It certainly makes you question why it seems to be part of the human condition to need to have control over each other, and control over what we do not understand. If our future was the one that Revis created, would we support that? Controlling people with drugs in order to make them mindless slaves, meant to create weapons? If the world's leaders had access to a drug like Phydus, would they use it? I think the answer is they absolutely would. Without thinking or considering the consequences. How far off is that reality? History is bound to repeat itself, or so that saying goes, does that mean that a new kind of slavery or rebellion is in our future? Sure, it may be hundreds or even thousands of years for now, but still...is that the legacy we want to leave?

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