Aug. 4th, 2011

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63) Hominids, by Robert J. Sawyer, via Audible

I was not impressed. Too much heavy-handed philosophy lecturing, too much them-good / us-bad, and they never thought to use a key piece of evidence in the defense in the trial, apparently. Kind of surprised it won the Hugo, frankly.

ETA: Also, not sure how I managed to forget to mention this initially, but there's a semi-graphic rape scene fairly early on that feels gratuitous to me. Its main role in the novel seems to be so that the female victim will not pair off with the visitor from the parallel world, with a secondary role being yet another example of how awful our society is compared to theirs.

(I created a DW account a while back to snag my name. Given LJ's recent Issues, I decided to import my entries to DW as a backup, and it's easier to xpost DW->LJ than vice versa. If you want to actually keep up with me, FB is where I post and read most, though I still read some people on LJ occasionally.)

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