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First-generation? They were here first, see, and had been doing very nicely until their scientists realized that the earth was about to be "showered with planetesimal collisions, just as had happened in its primordial state," and that they had better start digging. While the Interterrans prospered and thrived undersea, we, the second generation, began hauling our single-celled bodies up by our ooze-straps and started all over again.
And that's about it. People with names like Arak and Sufa speak strangely, giggle at the primitive second-generationists, recoil at the very thought of violence, press their palms together to have sex, and direct "worker clones" to do the dishes while the second generation does its stereotypical best to, in turns, exemplify, define, and defile humankind.
If you've yet to read Robin Cook's innumerable (and mostly successful) medical thrillers, start now. If you want to read about an alternative world, start off right with H.G. Wells's 1895 masterpiece, The Time Machine. --Michael Hudson
If you are a Robin Cook fan (and I am, except for this book), do NOT read this one.
There was little to no resolution of major plot lines in the book, it was almost as if we had so much to resolve or explain, let's just end it before anyone notices.
In Cook's previous books, we can get inside the characters' heads and really FEEL what they are going through.
Not what I was expecting of Robin Cook, but kept my interest nonetheless.Published 3 months ago by Jilliebean
I've read this book twice and thoroughly enjoyed the concept. My only negative reaction stems from two of the characters who are unnecessarily portrayed overly declasse to make a... Read morePublished 4 months ago by CARIBTONY
Fast read. The characters are interesting and the story line is cool. The best part was the ending.Published 4 months ago by Kathy G.
Extraordinary is the only word for this. I was unable to put it down. Into a world in inner space and advanced to beyond war was refreshing.
Poorly written. Characters have no depths. Nothing to learn from that book.Published 5 months ago by Eirobal
I'm glad I borrowed the book first. DEFINITELY not a Robin Cook book. So very disappointed!Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer