The Gentle Giants of Ganymede
by James P. Hogan

The first sequel to Inherit the Stars. Not nearly as suspenseful or as clever, but still very good.

Dr. Hunt, who took the lead in solving the mysteries in Inherit the Stars seems relatively slow-witted in this novel. The mysteries here are less mysterious, but Dr. Hunt has difficulty coming up with some of the obvious possibilities.

A good feature of this book is the computer on the giants' spaceship. It acts as the translator for conversations between the two species, and it answers questions that anyone asks. It develops a sense of humor and has more personality than most of the other characters.

Year Read: 2000

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