"Spider Star"

I finished this book a couple of weeks ago. It's the story of a human colony on a planet that is suddenly under the threat of a random attack from its home star. The only hope they have of avoiding destruction is to visit a strange world called the Spider Star. This "planet" was mentioned in one of the child stories from the natives (Argonauts) that left a long time ago, and it's believed that the Argonauts went to the Spider Star and returned with the incredible weapon with the home star. Now the humans are off to find out if they can find a way to stop it.

It's a decent sci-fi book. Actually, the first 3/4ths of it is really good and keep me interested. However, the last 50 or so pages really started to feel rushed and unfinished. Brotherton does a good job describing the Spider Star and the tensions and surprises the humans uncover there, but once all is said and done, the ending didn't meet my expectations. If you're looking for a better-than-average sci-fi deep space adventure story, this book will do - just don't expect much of a ending.

* Posted at 10.15.2010 07:25:46 PM CST | Link *

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