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But what I particularly like about this author is his consideration of the problems ...
on 7 April 2015
Third in the series, and the series is developing well! The characters are well-drawn and the action is fast and furious. But what I particularly like about this author is his consideration of the problems contact with an alien civilisation would bring. Communication, ideals, even the view of the universe would be completely different. The "gung ho" of his other books is still there, but has been toned down; although the imperial Japanese characters are somewhat stereotyped from WW2. I would recommend the book with the following reservation. This is part of a series, and should be read in the correct order to make full sense of the story.