Tropic Of Creation
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I first read this in May 2001.
An uneasy armistice has now been achieved after thirty years of war
between humanity and the Ahtra, a powerful and ancient alien race.
Captain Eli Drammon, his reputation ruined by an incident during the war, now commands a humble
transport ship. He's been sent to rescue the crew of a military
vessel that has crashed upon a desolate desert world.
This should of course be an easy and straightforward assignment.
However, there is disturbing evidence of previous Ahtra activity on the
planet, there is something surprising deep underground and the long
desert season is about to change into something much more active
Well, well, well. Kay Kenyon has created an excellent novel in
"Topic Of Creation". It is so much better than her previous work
"Drift", sorry, "Rift", which although quite good, did seem to involve
rather too much wandering around meeting strange people. This novel
is tightly-plotted and chock-full of great ideas. It was an exciting
read - halfway through the book, I paused to grab another bagle, refill
the coffee and empty the ashtray, then I read straight through to the end.
What's it got? Well, interstellar empires and big guns, an excellent
alien culture, a wild, wild jungle of a world full of ravening monsters,
long-lost secrets uncovered and, to cap it all, alien sex.
Loaded on the 16th May 2001.