Feminist Killjoy. Badly Behaving Bookliker. Writer and reader of all things speculative.
This is one of those books I had a lot of mixed feelings about. I enjoyed reading it; the mystery in particular was intriguing, and I love the concept of space archaeology. But my brain kept nagging me about the problems, too. Both archaeology/history and planetology are...wobbly, at best. The characters, especially Priscilla Hutchins herself, show a bit of promise in the beginning, but never gain more depth than the average rain puddle. And good lord, the amount of stupid things being done by well-educated people in this book.
I was entertained, and I'll read the next one, but I really need peeps to gain some depth and some brain cells, because yikes.