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Not thrilling, but interesting and well written
on 24 January 2001
Although it rarely grips you, this story of a group of colonists fighting for survival on an alien world is never boring. The descriptions of the alien lifeforms are vivid, if a little incomprehensible, but the fragmentation of the society into groups, the insane, outcasts, the original colonists (male and female) and their children is compelling. A good piece of science fiction, and worth a read. I wanted to drown the heroine, though.