June Books 11) On Basilisk Station

11) On Basilisk Station, by David Weber.

Another book that I read on my Palm Pilot in traffic jams over the last few days, then got to an exciting bit and finished it in bed last night and over lunch today. Not much more to say than that. Weber gets good marks for attempting to portray a gender-neutral society, good marks for thoughtful commentary on management styles, drastically off-set by very poor marks for a childish right-wing political perspective, also poor marks for flagging the climax of the final space battle in the second chapter, and very poor marks indeed for massacring the natives. I’m glad it’s free; I would have regretted paying money for it, but will now read the sequel to see if it gets any better.

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