©1967 Jack Williamson (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Dr. Nils Rasmussen
I got into Williamson through his "Humanoids" trilogy of books, and expanded from there. If you have never read his work before, I suggest starting with "With Folded Hands", which is available on Audible in a pair combined with the book's follow-up, "The Humanoids".
This book was a really pleasant surprise to me.
The plot sheds light on both the possible advantages, as well as drawbacks from potential human-alien first contact. How it should be done, where it should be done, why it should be done, and of course, whether it should be done at all.
Williamson's vision of the trans-intergalactic community of species is far different from most writers in the genre. Unlike being set up like an empire, it is more of just a club of sorts. Refreshing take on an old, hashed out premise.
Narration was top quality as well.
Very nice surprise from a book that I had low expectations going into it.
8.48 / 10.00
"The bin man missed this one"
I don't understand why the publisher would think this a viable story. perhaps because the name Jack Williams was the selling point, if so, it is a money grabbing con. This story is absolutely rubbish and Jack Williams should be ashamed to have put it forward knowing that his fans would scoop it up, all for the sake of a few shekels.
Do not buy this book it is a waste of five hours of your life which would be better spent knitting a cardigan.
My God, my ten year old daughter writes better stories than this dross
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