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This is not a bad story. I had some trouble with it because I couldn't picture the characters or the planet. The planet was described in shades of grey and the characters weren't vivid enough to stand out against this background. There were times when I had trouble understanding which character was speaking. There were also times the science in it was a little over my head-my chemistry classes are long behind me so I'm sure there were plot points I didn't fully understand. I also had no idea who...more
Five intelligent beings, from five different species, go to a planet, called Enigma, to do research. The characters are Joe, a Nethneen; Molly, a Human; Charlie, a Kantrick; Carol, a Sherva; and Jenny, a Rimmore. Enigma is aptly named, and carelessness is dangerous. Then Molly enters a maze of tunnels beneath the planet's surface. The characters must figure out how to get her out safely, avoid mistakes, and gather scientific data all at the same time. This book has more deliberation on how to so...more
Imaginative story, characters, and environment. Weak ending, could have been more climactic. There are enough unanswered questions about the story foundation that it could have had a successful (and desirable to me) prequel or sequel.