Author: Alan Dean Foster
Genre: Science Fiction
Publisher: Del Rey, 2000
Series: Humanx Commonwealth, Book 2
Synopsis: In the years after first contact, humans and the intelligent insect like Thranx agree to a tentative sharing of ideas and cultures despite the ingrained repulsion they have yet to overcome. Thus, a slow, lengthy process of limited contact begins. — Yet they never plan for a chance meeting between a misfit artist and a petty thief. Desvendapur is a talented Thranx poet who is bored with his life and needs new inspiration for his work. Venturing beyond the familiar, Desvendapur runs into Cheelo Montoya, a small-time criminal with big dreams of making a fast buck. Together they will embark upon a journey that will forever change their beliefs, their futures, and their worlds . . .
Review: While not quite as good as the first book, this story was still a fine example of Science Fiction. I couldn't warm up to the main characters as much and I think that detracted from the enjoyment for me. Nonetheless, I'm on to the next story and hoping it will stand up to the high bar already set.
Rating: 7.5 / 10