In the Company of Others
For me, a book is worthwhile if it stimulates me emotionally (through the characters) or intellectually (through the ideas). I love the characters in the Liaden series series to death, but I can't say that the ideas appeal to me in any particular way. Karl Schroeder, on the other hand, writes some of the most dazzlingly imaginative ...more
It wasn't bad though. Still a good time if you have nothing else to do.
Why wasn't it excellent? Well, probably because I was too pissed off at the main female character for most of the book, after a while I just felt disappointed with Gail.
In the book it's stated that she is such a genius and oh so smart but I never saw evidence of it. Supposedly she had handled conspiracies and intrigue to get the academic career that she had, why then is ...more
One man holds the key to potentially reversing the disaster, and giving those space-born individuals a second chance at feeling fresh air.
I liked this one! It's a space opera that revolves around a mystery plot about an alien race called the Quill, a fungal lifeform that was seemingly harmless when first discovered by human terraforming teams. But as the explorers took it off world, it somehow mutated and became toxic and deadly to humans. Spreading out all over the galaxy, it forced humanity to abandon their plans of colonizing other planets, causing panic and violence to ensue as people fled the alien plague, trying to...more
sooo.... it was too slow to develop, and I left it around page 109 of 560.
Dr. Gail Smith is looking for a solution and/or cure and believes that Aaron Pardell holds the key.