Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Omega - Jack McDevitt

I am still waiting for McDevitt to impress me again, as he has in the past.

However, I'm still waiting. I think when the book points out that Priscilla Hutchins is a bureaucrat again that the signs aren't good.

Here we have a save the aliens from the astronomical menace story. Giant cloud sof death from space. The aliens are called Goompahs after a kid's show, but the name conjures to mind cute alien mafiosi - was a bit hard to get over that.

Primitive stay at homes they are, so it is a bit hard to convince them of the existence of aliens who aren't good, stars, and all that sort of thing, too, as far as saving them goes.

This is ok, but that is about all.

3 out of 5

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