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Inherit the Stars by James P. Hogan
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it was ok
bookshelves: audio-book, recommended-by-sfbrp-listeners, reviewed-on-the-sfbrp

Full review on my podcast, SFBRP episode #438:

Luke talks to Juliane about a very dated novel from 1977: Inherit the Stars by James P Hogan.
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Reading Progress

December 4, 2020 – Started Reading
December 10, 2020 – Shelved
December 10, 2020 – Shelved as: audio-book
December 10, 2020 – Shelved as: recommended-by-sfbrp-listeners
December 10, 2020 – Shelved as: reviewed-on-the-sfbrp
December 10, 2020 – Finished Reading

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Mariok Hillick You seem to be hating a lot of the books you've been reading recently...

Luke Burrage Mariok wrote: "You seem to be hating a lot of the books you've been reading recently..."

I didn’t hate this book! It’s just a negative review.

But yeah. I blame it on the Audible free listen library.

Ryan This one was my recommendation! I wasn't highly confident that you'd like it, but I figured it was worth mentioning because it was free.

I assumed that some of the science was probably obsolete, but my knowledge of astronomy is so basic that only one aspect of the fiction stood out to me as "questionable" in that regard (having to do with the time it takes a certain body to go from one point in the solar system to another). And he actually retconned it in a sequel with an explanation that makes more sense.

As to the sexism in the book, I'll note that he did a lot to improve his female characters in the third book. I suspect that he got a few pointed letters from female readers back in the day! Not that I would call the later books worth reading, if the first one didn't excite, but I thought I'd comment on that.

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