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3 people found this helpful
on November 15, 2014
I really enjoyed this book about a colony sleeper ship that gets waylaid on their way to Glory, a planet identified as a potential new home for humankind. Members of the ships crew ae awakened early when the human on awake duty finds a humongous bowl shaped object in space. At the same time, the sleeper ship seems to be using too much energy, so much that their ability to reach Glory may be affected.
Ship's Captain, Redwing, is awakened, and a team is sent to the surface of the Bowl to make contact with any aliens and negotiate for supplies. The aliens provide not to be friendly, however, and capture part of the team. The other members of the team manage to escape and begin a journey across the surface of the bowl.
It's an exciting book and seems to be a thoughtful depiction of humans in a situation that is beyond their imagination. The helplessness of the people left behind on the ship, who know their people are in trouble but are unable to help them, is palpable.
Very well done! If you enjoyed Ringworld or the Species Imperative books by Julie Czerneda, you will probably enjoy this book.