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I read this in February 2001.
Human civilisation on the planet Greenaway has done well. People live
for a couple of hundred years and life is good. But no alien
life-forms have ever been discovered anywhere and there's an increasingly
pervasive belief that humankind are alone in the universe, thus the
searching has largely been abandoned.
Dr Kimberly Brandywine's clone-sister was on the last hunt for alien life
but died mysteriously on her return. Provoked into finding out what
happened to her sister, she slowly uncovers the answers culminating in
a desperate search in the depths of space.
"Infinity Beach" is a detective novel with a dash of alien first contact. As such
it isn't really my style. On one hand it was a fun read - I ran through
it in a day. On the other hand, it was not credible and I read it with a vague sense of annoyance.
I just can't fathom why anyone would steal a starship to go running off
through hyperspace searching for aliens while completely ignoring
the one you've just found at home.
[Oh, apologies, I've just given away some of the plot. At least you
don't have to read the book now.]
Loaded on the 25th February 2001.