Review: Written in from the first-person view of Tom Rice, this story follows a group of archeologist as they dash across the galaxy, hoping to discover the greatest archeological find in human history. What they get - is so much more! The book starts a little slow, but picks up quickly. The characters are amusing and different and I enjoyed the narrator’s description of each.
This book was written in 1969. As I read more sci-fi books from that time period, I have noticed a common particularity about them. There is less violence and more thought. The characters spend time ruminating about the nature of the cosmos and human society, etc. This seems to show up less and less in books as you approach the current age. I don't know what it means, but it's got me thinking....
Anyhoo, this is a good solid sci-fi novel, and I enjoyed reading it.
Bookmarks: 7 of 10
Date Finished: 9-10-2014