I also want to admit that I was at first skeptical. I mean...mermaids as a subject (at least for me) are inherently uninteresting. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I don't really like fish all that much. But whatever the reason happens to be, the fact is that Mermaid is my first go at reading a story of this kind, and Ms. O'Connor did several things right.
First, I was impressed at how grounded in science the mermaid biology was. Second, I loved the world that O'Connor created envisioning underwater farms being cared for by living drones who had sentience, but were not accepted by their human overlords as anything outside of corporate property. There is much to admire in the way the tale unfolds as the world is rich in lore and possibilities, even if the star of this particular story is unable to continue beyond its pages.
And that's why, ladies and gentlemen, if you are looking for a read that's filled with depth and imagination, I highly recommend you grab a copy today.
Have a great Monday
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