Ship of Fools

Ship of Fools

eBook - 2002
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Publisher: New York : Ace Books, 2002, c2001
Edition: Ace mass-market ed
ISBN: 9780786523184
0786523182
9781101207987
1101207981
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Casing
Feb 28, 2011

Even though the plot line of a generation ship that is falling apart is interesting, it isn't an original one and unfortunately in this case it never really fleshes out. I kept expecting big, shocking events to take place, but was disappointed to reach the end of the book with nothing much happening. Yes, there are aliens, but the encounters are rather vague and left me wondering just what they were and what their intentions were. Perhaps that was the point, though.

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erigami
Apr 14, 2010

I enjoyed this book. The setting for this book promised alot: a generation ship that's forgotten its mission; a disabled outcast protagonist; a conflict between the ship-board church/state;and an evil alien menace.

It kind of delivers. Sort of. The generation ship plot falls by the wayside early on; the protagonist's disability isn't mentioned after the first few pages; and the aliens are more "chuffed" than "evil". But the story arc concerning the church works pretty well.

Overall, it reads like a Jack McDevitt novel, but with characters.

(SPOILER: Despite the cover, there are no tractor beams.)

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