Book Review: Enchantress from the Stars by Sylvia Louise Engdahl


I have always been a fan of Star Trek. OK, now you are wondering why I am bringing that up. I am bringing it up because this book is all about the “Prime Directive.” Now if you know nothing about Star Trek or you don’t want to know anything, now would be a good time to stop reading. The “Prime Directive” is the highest law that star fleet has, the guiding principle. They believe that for a society to develop in their own way and in their own time without doing any harm, the federation must use a hands off approach when encountering any society. In this novel, two different planets wish to have access to the planet and their primitive King Author type peoples, one planet wanting to preserve the way of life and the other wishes to dig up the soil and re-create the planet in their own planets image.

Review by Leslie B.


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