Colsec Rebellion Summary
by Douglas Hill

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Colsec Rebellion Summary

(Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults)

ColSec Rebellion is a fast-paced science fiction adventure that addresses the issues of leadership, cooperation, and the meaning of freedom. The teenaged heroes, juvenile delinquents exiled to the planet Klydor, must learn to set aside their differences and work together to free their new home from the harsh rulers of Earth. While the book's futuristic plot and high-tech gadgetry make for imaginative reading, the author also takes on some more down-to-earth topics. His portrait of the future Earth is one of a corrupt society governed by the powerful few who exploit both their fellow human beings and the natural resources of many planets. Wealth, education, and freedom are unknown to the great masses of Earth's people, except for those who manage to build lives for themselves in the more remote and desolate areas of the world, or those who find some measure of freedom by joining the youth gangs that roam the decaying cities. Hill emphasizes the characteristics of a just society through the friendship and cooperation shared by the young rebels, in contrast to the greedy, selfish behavior of the rulers of Earth—an Earth which, at times, bears more than a passing resemblance to our present society.