Crossing the Line by Karen Traviss

Lots of stuff from City of Pearl got carried over into this book, both thematically and character developmentally. For example, humans are still not special! And now they’ve invited an alien species to, like…visit? And that species looks like spiders and they’re way overpopulated and basically like the opposite of the Wess’har1 when it comes to respect for life and taking care of the planet and stuff. So basically we’ve now got, from least good Read More …

City of Pearl by Karen Traviss (2004)

Somehow I accidentally read two scifi books, fairly close together, which have a heavy environmental conservation/protection/etc. slant. The first book was The Margarets, which was more about the effects bad environmentalism politics have on a planet of people. The second book was City of Pearl, which is more about the after-effects of radical environmentalism on one planet and what happens when humans come to mess things up. Human beings are not a special snowflake species Read More …