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Kaia

Kaia

Feminist Killjoy. Badly Behaving Bookliker. Writer and reader of all things speculative. 

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Michelle Hodkin
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Less Death by Stupid Next Time

The Engines of God - Jack McDevitt

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.