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Author: Hal Clement
Average Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Last Reviewed On: August 27, 2001 (by Scott)
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Scott's Review:
4 out of 5 stars on August 27, 2001

This was a fascinating science fiction story. It struck me as an interesting balance of sci-fi elements. Many science fiction stories that I've read tend to introduce one science element and run with it. This introduced a few, most notable an intelligent alien life form, and a higher than normal gravity planet. On their face, these aren't interesting elements really, but we get to see both of them from the perspective of a research team studying them both for the first time. Especially interesting was how alien the alien was, so alien as to not even be able to understand what an animal was. Once I got over the initial overload of being dropped into this environment without much of a intro, it was a fascinating read.
-- Scott and Michelle