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A Shaman s Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar ClipperOtto is Richard Krugg s only son and heir to the Shaman s gift The only problem is Otto doesn t want it He wants to be a fisherman When company policies force unwelcome changes onto his life and threaten even the security of the village, Otto discovers that being a shaman isn t optionalJimmy Pirano is caught between the devil and the deep green sea when new production quotas are handed down from corporate headquarters Locked into a century of existing practice, Jimmy is forced to find new ways to fish and new places to do it in or face the very real possibility that Pirano Fisheries will lose the St Cloud franchiseJoin Otto, Richard, and Rachel Krugg as they struggle with what it means to be the son of a shaman Cast off with Jimmy, Tony, and Casey as they navigate the shoals and shallows of corporate fishery along the South Coast


10 thoughts on “South Coast

  1. BigJohn BigJohn says:

    Nathan Lowell has a strking ability to make the ordinary extraordinary, without the conceits of fiction that are found in so much mainstream literature I m sure his next project will be about painting a room, and it will be tremendously exciting and a thrill to read.In the Trader Tales series, he wove lessons on economics into the story and showed us how he could apply and extend his own shipboard experience to space travel in the future In Ravenwood, Lowell flexed his literary muscles, effort Nathan Lowell has a strking ability to make the ordinary extraordinary, without the conceits of fiction that are found in so much mainstream literature I m sure his next project will be about painting a room, and it will be tremendously exciting and a thrill to read.In the Trader Tales series, he wove lessons on economics into the story and showed us how he could apply and extend his own shipboard experience to space travel in the future In Ravenwood, Lowell flexed his literary muscles, effortlessly providing us with the nuances of herbology and holistic medicine for a tale set in a time on the opposite side of the spectrum In Shaman Tales, he expands on the universe of the Solar Clipper, and applies hisdirect experience to the future of fishing as an industry.In Shaman Tales, the story has a wee bit of a steampunk feel to it, combining traditional fishing technique with advance prefabrication technology Moreso than the other Tales of the Solar Clipper, this story focuseson skill and ability than training There is no mention of training or certifications that can advance a fisherman from deckhand to mate to skipper it seems obvious in the telling that the only way you re going to advance is through hard work, experience, and on the job training Fishing, as an industry, lacks only unionization, which would actually hamper the plotline significantly Shaman Tales is two separate stories One is of a young boy, the son of the village shaman It is his birthright to become a shaman, but he struggles with his desires to be the fisherman his father won t let him be There s a good bit of backstory behind the Welkies that were introduced in the Trader Tales, and it feels right at home.The second story is about the fishing company s struggle to deal with new quotas that have been handed down from corporate headquarters They are universally decried as unreasonable and unattainable, yet the management must find ways to try to meet that quota At times, the stories intersect Of course, when they do, it feels very organic and flows nicely.This is not an edge of your seat story, though it is rife with tension that any reader can relate to Job performance and security is something that most of us have to think about on a daily basis, and this story raises some pretty harrowing circumstance It s interesting to see the same kind of reactions that working humans would see if this happened to us at work as well indignation, blustering, some abandonment, and eventually people hunkering down to try to solve the problem at hand I hope to seein this series


  2. Melissa Hayden Melissa Hayden says:

    The synopsis for this book is right on the money So I m not going to go into the details, just to my thoughts.There is a true family aspect here with Richard, Rachel, and Otto I love it They are a family and love each other, don t always agree but work through it as a unit This is wonderful to see.We see welkies If you listen read Golden Age of the Solar Clipper series with Ish, you know what a welkie is Shamans make them And we see them right here where they start and how they evolve to The synopsis for this book is right on the money So I m not going to go into the details, just to my thoughts.There is a true family aspect here with Richard, Rachel, and Otto I love it They are a family and love each other, don t always agree but work through it as a unit This is wonderful to see.We see welkies If you listen read Golden Age of the Solar Clipper series with Ish, you know what a welkie is Shamans make them And we see them right here where they start and how they evolve to the amazing little statues they are.This story is told with different Point of Views This way we get all sides of the story a Shaman and the Business owner as well as the low workers Even though the workers are the ones who do the labor, Jimmy Pirano the son who runs the branch in this area doesn t forget where he and his father came from They worked their way up to where they are, and he won t forget it We hear from Otto and his family, Jimmy and the business side of fishing Both have their own lives, yet meet in the middle.Nathan sets up a whole world and environment here on this planet A planet and production that is affected by needs out in space A fishing port on land, which is kind of the same set up and idea as going into deep dark space but on the vast sea Boats and crews and a business of trade, same general aspect as Ish s story However, the fishers have a quota they are required to meet, and it s been raised.Nathan is meticulous at creating well defined systems of work and money The marketing system is well defined, and the people are in a normal routine to do as they do best The manipulators are high up the ladder, but there is always two sides We get a feel for the little guy and working class as Nathan is wonderful at doing How the workers are affected by the numbers And as much as I love the idea, I think this is why this one was a bit slower for me I love to fish, but I wasn t as taken with the fishing business, yet I couldn t stop listening out of curiosity of what will happen on this world It s well done, but I wasn t as into the story.Then we have the Shaman side, as we got further into the story I started to really get curious about this aspect and loved what I saw This was the growth of a young boy into his family heritage, and even the father as well This shows you what a Shaman does and is rather than tell you, and for what we learn of the Shaman, this is the best way to experience it.If you ve listened read Nathan s tales with Ish, you know of Sarah Krugg This tale is of the Krugg family, but not of Sarah This is long before her This story doesn t relate to the Golden Clipper series, other than it s a world in it s Universe.A trader s tale of another kind In the end, I enjoyed the magic I saw unlocked in a Shaman, and how a world grew to bethan what it already is


  3. Jason Braida Jason Braida says:

    If you enjoyed the Solar Clipper series then you will enjoy South Coast Once again Nathan Lowell uses Science Fiction to concentrate on the everyday life of worker bees as opposed to focusing on those with their hands on the levers of power In this case, fishing quotas for the fisher folk of the South Coast are drastically increased due to mega corporation moving into the Dunsey Roads sector resulting in a huge increase in the amount of food required sector wide The problem South Coast is se If you enjoyed the Solar Clipper series then you will enjoy South Coast Once again Nathan Lowell uses Science Fiction to concentrate on the everyday life of worker bees as opposed to focusing on those with their hands on the levers of power In this case, fishing quotas for the fisher folk of the South Coast are drastically increased due to mega corporation moving into the Dunsey Roads sector resulting in a huge increase in the amount of food required sector wide The problem South Coast is set on a company planet If you don t meet your quota you lose your boat Lose your position and you lose your right to remain on the planet Nathan Lowell has a unique ability to set everyday working life within the context of a high tech interstellar society As was noted in a review of Quarter Share, he can spend a whole chapter concentrating on the task of making good coffee AND make it interesting He is able to do the same with the various tasks of fishing as the people of South Coast and their company choose new strategies to meet the new quotas This is also a story about the role of spirituality within a high tech society as a young man comes to terms with his future role as his community s shaman It is fascinating to see how spirituality and tradition continue to play a strong role in they high tech fisher society of South Coast


  4. Betsy Betsy says:

    12 May 2019 Set in the same universe as Lowell s wonderful books about Ishmael Wang, this is a very different tale Tells the story of a young boy, son of a shaman in a South Coast fishing village, destined to be shaman himself one day It s a well told tale, full of fishing and local politics and people striving to improve I avoided this book for a long time since I m not a fan of fishing or of most psi stories, but I love Lowell s other books, so I finally decided to try it and I m glad I di 12 May 2019 Set in the same universe as Lowell s wonderful books about Ishmael Wang, this is a very different tale Tells the story of a young boy, son of a shaman in a South Coast fishing village, destined to be shaman himself one day It s a well told tale, full of fishing and local politics and people striving to improve I avoided this book for a long time since I m not a fan of fishing or of most psi stories, but I love Lowell s other books, so I finally decided to try it and I m glad I did Who else could make fishing fascinating


  5. Pontus Liljeblad Pontus Liljeblad says:

    Was tipped off to Nathan Lowell s Quarter Share by the excellent podcast starshipsofa s excellent cheapskate review Available as free audiobook download from also excellent podiobooks Ended out reading the entire excellent series and obviously paying for it A low key personal and at times somewhat wistfully melancholic adventure.


  6. Kris Schnee Kris Schnee says:

    South Coast is what I m coming to see as quiet SF , where there are no explosions or galactic empires A good example of the genre is M.C.A Hogarth s Mindtouch This one, I m ambivalent about South Coast s blurb talks about how one main character Otto is fated to become a shaman, and the other Jimmy is dealing with a corporate threat to the whole coast s fishing economy Did the book deliver on those plots Yes, and it was interesting enough to keep reading, but it didn t deliver an South Coast is what I m coming to see as quiet SF , where there are no explosions or galactic empires A good example of the genre is M.C.A Hogarth s Mindtouch This one, I m ambivalent about South Coast s blurb talks about how one main character Otto is fated to become a shaman, and the other Jimmy is dealing with a corporate threat to the whole coast s fishing economy Did the book deliver on those plots Yes, and it was interesting enough to keep reading, but it didn t deliver anything particularly exciting or touching.Otto finds he s becoming a shaman What does that mean in this SF setting It means he learns how to identify interesting bits of wood and carve them into little animal totems that may or may not actually do anything and he occasionally has minor insights about villagers lives Not only is there no real conflict over whether his powers are real or meaningful, his existence has no effect on the other plotline He could be the reluctant son of a pastry chef, or die on page two, for all it matters So this story is a quiet stand alone plot about a boy reluctantly deciding to follow in his father s footsteps to walk the beach and carve driftwood I wasn t moved by this I was kind of hoping for actual magic tech powers of some sort, or having the shamanic religion interact with other events in a way that matters, or some discussion about how religion works in a future setting The father does one thing that might be magical, but neither the truth of it nor anyone s opinion matters, so why is it there The scene would ve been about the same without it.The fishing plot isinteresting A mysterious directive gets handed down from corporate management, and there s reason to think it s a stock scam or an attempt to chase everybody off the planet by force, ruining the lives of the colonists I expected a heroic effort to defend the people s home while uncovering the truth and fending off outsiders who want them to fail for nefarious or callous reasons What actually happens When the directive s reason gets revealed, the characters just say oh and go back to recalculating optimal fishery harvest tactics For comparison, imagine The Martian if Watney didn t have to travel, and was just building potato greenhouses There s talk of a mighty engineering project to do something hard and spectacular to make quota, but this idea gets scaled down and proceeds without incident Proceeds without incident sums up the book, actually I don t demand starships exploding in every story, but if there s no action plot, does anybody face a tough moral choice and grow from their experience Here, I don t think so So, there s kind of an interesting story here, but it didn t excite me


  7. Rob Morton Rob Morton says:

    Familiar, But DifferentAfter reading all of the other books from the golden age, I finally read this one The way it s written, the terms used, all sound familiar as well as the shaman family name of Krugg and understanding about the female shaman you meet later.A tale of two things The son of a shaman will be a shaman, except Otto Krugg ain t feeling it he wants to go fishing with St Clouds fleet but his transformation from wannabe fisherman to shaman is startling and not a bit eerie.Mean Familiar, But DifferentAfter reading all of the other books from the golden age, I finally read this one The way it s written, the terms used, all sound familiar as well as the shaman family name of Krugg and understanding about the female shaman you meet later.A tale of two things The son of a shaman will be a shaman, except Otto Krugg ain t feeling it he wants to go fishing with St Clouds fleet but his transformation from wannabe fisherman to shaman is startling and not a bit eerie.Meanwhile, back at the farm, the company who holds sway over St Cloud has a problem they re directed to increase their quotas or everyone working there might wind up deported.As with all of Nathan s works, you just know that these two seemingly dissimilar things are really connected and in interesting ways.And I suspect I now know that a Krugg family shaman may hav been the one who gave Ishmael Wang his whelkies and made sure that the dolphin got to where it was needed.Bring on the next book You ll be intrigued by this one


  8. stormhawk stormhawk says:

    Side Story to the Ishmael Wang SeriesI had actually gotten this book before I even knew what the Solar Clipper series was Just kept pushing it aside again and again, the timing hadn t seemed right After reading the Solar Clutter series and loving it, I noticed it lurking in my library Oh, I think I know what a South Coast shaman is now Guess I can finally read it Like Share books, it s a coming of age story The characters have a sense of realness to them that I appreciated The magical b Side Story to the Ishmael Wang SeriesI had actually gotten this book before I even knew what the Solar Clipper series was Just kept pushing it aside again and again, the timing hadn t seemed right After reading the Solar Clutter series and loving it, I noticed it lurking in my library Oh, I think I know what a South Coast shaman is now Guess I can finally read it Like Share books, it s a coming of age story The characters have a sense of realness to them that I appreciated The magical bits mesh well with the story, which is about fishing villages providing product to a multi planet concern that s too try to squeeze them dry I world have likedof a resolution to that piece of the story, but overall, it was entertaining, read quickly, and gave me some unexpected plot points and resolutions


  9. Topher Topher says:

    Lowell is an excellent writer with this book, I ve now read everything he s published as of August, 2018 that relates to his Golden Age of the Solar Clipper series In this case, we learn a little bit but not very muchabout the whelkies, and the shamans responsible for them The story follows Otto and Jimmy, a boy and a man going through similar issues how do they become the men they want to be and still live up to their father s expectations They only cross paths once, really A ve Lowell is an excellent writer with this book, I ve now read everything he s published as of August, 2018 that relates to his Golden Age of the Solar Clipper series In this case, we learn a little bit but not very muchabout the whelkies, and the shamans responsible for them The story follows Otto and Jimmy, a boy and a man going through similar issues how do they become the men they want to be and still live up to their father s expectations They only cross paths once, really A very enjoyable story with a slower pace I felt like I was rocking on a boat under an umbrella feeling the day pass by as a I read, instead of somethingfrantic


  10. Bobtom Bobtom says:

    Wonderful as usualThis is the style that I love An immersion into another reality so vivid, you lose yourself in it And what do you find Regular people making their way through the world with all its trials and tribulations that you would ordinarily expect There is a focus on character and hard work There is a payoff..a well lived life There is a feeling of sweetness and satisfaction after I finish one of his books I love his writing