How alien novels should be written,
This review is from: The Legacy of Heorot (Kindle Edition)
With the release of soulless hi-tech, cgi heavy sci-fi films recently, I always take comfort and pleasure in re-reading this novel. Set on a planet far away, this is a tale of humans, how they interact and their desire to survive. What makes Legacy stand almost unequalled, is the focus not just on action but also the relationships, characters and weaknesses. The twists take time to build and like a previous reviewer stated, the reader shares the characters feeling of inadequacy and uncertaintity on a starnge world.
Forget Oblivion, After Earth and all the poor quality rubbish that Hollywood churns out. This is sci-fi at its very best.