|THIS IS A READ-ONLY ARCHIVE FROM THE SORABJI.COM MESSAGE BOARDS (1995-2016).|
I picked this up out of nowhere. I was really
desperately searchng for a book or two to
read while down in South Carolina and
coming up really dry. I almost went for
Asimov's foundation series but they didn't
have the first book, so that was out. Then I
saw this one and said, the hellwith it, it's got a
cool cover and the author won the Philip K.
And I scored. It's really damn good. And the
characters were eerily reminiscent of
sorabjites. So much so that I half suspect that
Mr. Russo has been here observing. Maybe
not, I could be raving.
Anyway, it's set on this ship, kind of like a
colony ship but it's been traveling for
generations so it's kind of lost track of what it
was supposed to be doing. The main
character sort of reminds me of droopy, and
there's a character that's pretty much a dead
ringer for Rhiannon when she's talking about
religion. Anyway, I digress. the plot explores
the concept of what is evil, in both the human
aspect and the alien aspect, and what is the
nature of God in the perspective of interstellar
travel, after the demise of the earth?
I couldn't put it down. I strongly recommend
this, especially for folks who don't read a lot of
sci-fi. I really also think that spider should
read it, I think she'd dig it immensely.