Fossil-Hunter is the second book of Sawyer's Quitaglio Ascension. Sawyer brings back the fascination to Science Fiction that I haven't experienced since I was a young teenage boy reading Norton and Heinlein. The next book in the trilogy is Foreigner: Book Three of the Quintaglio Ascension The first book is Far-Seer: Book One of the Quintaglio AscensionIn Fossil-Hunter
Sawyer borrows elements from real History to add bits and pieces to his characterizations. In this one he borrows bits and pieces from Shackleton's Antarctic exploration, a little Charles Darwin, a blind Sherlock Holmes (I realize that Holmes was fictional), and a little David and Goliath and even a little Rocky Balboa ( another fictional character). This time the characters include not only Afsan, but also, his children, Toroca,et al.
In this book, Sawyer introduces the Watcher, a character that is even more important in his book Calculating God.
Next comes Foreigner, Oh, Joy.
I strongly recommend this book and am looking forward to the next one. Can you tell?
I immediately orderred "Iterations: And Other Stories" to see what Sawyer's Short Stories are like. You might want to,too. This guy is good!
Gunner April, 2007