March 24, 2013

Phylogenesis by Alan Dean Foster

Title: Phylogenesis
Author: Alan Dean Foster
Format: PB
Pages: 289
Genre: Science Fiction
Publisher: Del Rey, 2000

ISBN-13:     978-0345418616
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

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