Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Existence by David Brin

Gerald Livingston is an orbital garbage collector. For a hundred years, people have been abandoning things in space, and someone has to clean it up. But there’s something spinning a little bit higher than he expects, something that isn’t on the decades’ old orbital maps. An hour after he grabs it and brings it in, rumors fill Earth’s infomesh about an “alien artifact.” Thrown into the maelstrom of worldwide shared experience, the Artifact is a game-changer. A message in a bottle; an alien capsule that wants to communicate. The world reacts as humans always do: with fear and hope and selfishness and love and violence. And insatiable curiosity.

Excellent! Un-Put-Down-able - and when you're used to reading off your Kindle, a big, thick cube of paper is a LOT to not-put-down!.

Star Trap, by Simon Brett

Library loan, via Kindle.  An enjoyable Charles Paris mystery.

Allies (Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi)

Allies (Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi)
by Christie Golden

Hard to remember much - book number 5 in the Fate of the Jedi.

Another okay adventure in the Expanded Universe.