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Fossil (Isaac's Universe #4)

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The Seventh Race

Set in a niverse created by Isaac Asimov and written by science fiction master Hal CLement, this is the story of six vastly different star faring races struggling to coexist as they combine their forces for a scientific project on the inhospitable world of Habranha.

Their mission is to search through the planet's ice layers for fossils which they hope will d
Paperback, 288 pages
Published November 1st 1993 by DAW
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Kamas Kirian
Not the best of books I've read. I really like Hugh, Jan and Rekshellet, and the basic story had it's points. But, for most of the book, every single chapter is just another crisis to be dealt with. After awhile it gets tiring. The little sidestory about Hugh and Jan's theories on the abilities of other races sort of took over the latter chapters of the book. Also, the last couple of chapters were rather anti-climatic. Overall I'd give it two and a half stars.

The paperback was well formatted and
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Harry Clement Stubbs better known by the pen name Hal Clement , was an American science fiction writer and a leader of the hard science fiction subgenre.

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Other Books in the Series

Isaac's Universe (5 books)
  • Isaac's Universe Volume One: The Diplomacy Guild
  • Isaac's Universe Volume Two: Phases In Chaos
  • Isaac's Universe Volume Three: Unnatural Diplomacy
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