I started reading this book last night after having finished the Tripod Trilogy (John Christopher) and I am now on page 147. So far I am really liking the story and the setting of it. I have a few questions though.
What are "speckles"? I know that on a planet like this there might be deficiencies in some mineral or another but I have never heard of something that would so drastically affect neural function even while someone is developing. Why can't the people along the Road grow or find the speckles themselves? *wonders if the speckles turn out to be soylent speckles or something*
The landingcraft that made the road. The Cavorite. Where did it get its fuel to flush through the nuclear engine to drive the hovering engines? Or is this some other type of nuclear propulsion? If not, why isn't everything contaminated, heavily. Perhaps this is what is wrong with the people of the Shire..
That is all for now, I am sure that I will have more questions later. -Colt