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Inherit the Stars by James P. Hogan
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Oct 05, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: sci-fi
Read in October, 2011

Inherit The Stars by James P Hogan is a superb story about the discovery of a spacesuit clad dead human on the moon, the only problem is that the body is 150,000 years old. the story follows a group of scientists slowly uncovering information and attempting piecing together who he was and how he got there. In a way its almost pseudo documentary like in the way it deals with their different competing theories and how the logically disprove and prove them.

What I love is that for a book publish in 1977 and set maybe 50 to 70 years in the future its technically still feels current.

What’s puzzled me slightly since reading the book is why I’ve never come across his work before. Unfortunately towards the end of his life it seems he slipped into a number of fringe beliefs including AIDS and Holocaust denialism... :/
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