Thursday, March 04, 2010
Remnant Population by Elizabeth Moon never before in human history has a fictional character gone to the bathroom so much... An old woman Ofelia refuses to leave when a colony is removed. She survives by herself until meeting up with local aliens. An academic team is sent to find out what happened to another colony that the aliens destroyed. The plot is basically cranky elderly woman in space. Ofelia's memorable and enjoyable even if she does have to go to the bathroom a lot. Unfortunately all other human characters are incredibly stupid and insulting. Ofelia seems barely educated which I just don't buy for an advanced space culture. I'm going to try something else by Moon because I think there's some potential here. The alien culture in particular was nicely done.