4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Solid if not too imaginative,
This review is from: Learning The World: A novel of first contact (Paperback)
A rather engaging novel, if not too visionary, this is a interesting exploration of the tensions and troubles brought on by impending first contact. Read it as Sci-fi and you'll be disappointed; it has none of the epic quality of Alastair Reynolds's books, and little of the (black) humour or toys of Iain M. Banks. Read it as any old paperback and it's a good study of the troubles of living together in a multi-cultural world, transposed onto an unexpectedly occupied solar system.