Book Reviews of Natural History

Natural History
Natural History
Author: Justina Robson
ISBN-13: 9780553587418
ISBN-10: 0553587412
Publication Date: 12/28/2005
Pages: 336
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Spectra
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
British SF is a weakness of mine, and Justina Robson's work comes under that heading.
The summary is that a STL extra-solar explorer, Voyager Isol, stumbles onto something unique - something that allows her to travel FTL and find a world for her people, the Forged (genetically and cybernetically modified humans).

And this gift horse needs to be looked in the mouth.

The gift touches off a political frenzy in the Gaiasol system and among the Forged. And one archeologist is sent to the world that Isol found.

This is a complex story, with a lot of different aspects and viewpoint characters. The ending fits with what comes up and seems appropriate, but it feels, well, deflated.