The premise of the Trouble with Lichen is great. A modern fountain of youth is found. How will it be shared with the public? How will it impact human society overall?
I had some serious problems with the prose. It has long wordy sentences throughout. Clearly, the author never met an adverb, adjective or comma that he didn’t like and couldn’t put to work. I’ve read, and loved, the author’s more famous science fiction works like The Midwich Cuckoos and Day of the Triffids. But the Trouble with Lichen, despite its blunt force feminism, was just not very good. It was a slow slog. Therefore, I have to give it only 2 stars.
Thanks to Modern Library and NetGalley for a digital review copy of the book.