This is truly a unique science fiction novel. The science fiction part develops from an unlikely possibility that one starts initially protesting about but finding as one goes along, a scenario that seems to get more and more plausible. As the story unfolds it seems to settle down into a narrative that belies no indication of where it is leading to or how it will end. With the passing of the halfway mark, a deviation from the stereotype science fiction story is seen, a new and intriguing thread emerges along with a quickening of pace. The story gradually moves out into totally uncharted territory as a new aspect seamlessly enters, asserts its dominance and finally delivers the somewhat unexpected and poignant message or is it warning? Lesson? of the story.
Our Extraterrestrial Neighbors
A profoundly interesting approach to first contact. A story told from both perspectives with strong emphasis on moral and ethical unintended consequences. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story.
I plowed painfully through this lengthy tome, hoping the author could make his intriguing premise work. Alas, the book has been doomed by poor grammar, many typos, and a pedantic style of lecturing the reader instead of allowing the characters to demonstrate facts and beliefs through action and dialogue.
I may be needing Seth's language experts team to develop a new word or phrase to describe this book. Awesome, spectacular, fascinating, are not sufficient. These words or any other in any language would truly convey the deepness of thoughts and philosophical concepts contained in this book. I too cried with Seth when the project had to be terminated....