|Submitted by Don |
(Feb 09, 2008)
Folk of the Fringe is a collection of Short Stories, that are at once, Science Fiction, and Mormon fiction, but, unlike other Mormon fiction, these stories are true to themselves, stories first -- people struggling with faith, and life -- in a post apocalyptic world. Their faith is challenged, and the world has come to an end, and Christ hasn't returned.
Personally, I like to view this book as a post modern novel, rather than a collection of short stories.
The world Card creates is rich, foreign, yet familiar, and his characters resonate; the kind of characters you can relate to, like people you've met before.
This book is an enjoyable read. It is well written, and very unique. Card is a master story teller. I think for quality of writing, and story, this is better than most of the Shadow series, some of the later Alvin Series, far better than the memory of earth series.
If you haven't read this book, read it. It is a very good book, even if you aren't LDS.