Take us to Your Chief by Drew Hayden Taylor (135)

This is a unique fictional science fictional stories with a contemporary first national outlook.

It is a unique set of stories because it focuses on a first national outlook of science fiction from within their cultural milieu. It is a unique book, and one that it is important for all Canadian readers to take a look at. It will definitely stretch your reading and making you much more well-informed of our country, especially the first nations.

The nine stories in this book span familiar topics of science fiction such as peaceful aliens to hostile invaders, space travel, time travel, government conspiracies, connections across generations and more.

Yet Taylor’s First Nationals perspective draws fresh parallel, likening the cultural implications of alien contact to those of the arrival of Europeans in the Americas, or highlighting the difficulty of remaining a good Native in an unnatural situation like a space mission.

The book is mysterious, magical and humorous. It is a perfect mix of nostalgia in this 1950s type of science fiction and modern First National discourse.

Rating: 5 stars

Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth


About irenesroth

I am a freelance and academic writer. I am currently writing a book called `Fearless Freelance Writers`. Please look out for it soon on this blog.
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