{4.5/5} “And yet, whoever the ark-makers were, they, too, had failed. One of their arks had crashed, the crew killed, its cargo of lifeforms never released. If something could defeat the ark-makers, what chance did Quintaglios have against the fate that awaited them?”

Foreigner by Robert J. Sawyer, published in 1994

Novato is exploring the large blue ship that was unearthed from the side of a cliff — she knows this ship didn’t fly through the air or through the sea. Toroca is exploring some islands far from Land when he discovers some intelligent creatures who are not Quintaglios — he nicknames them the Others. Asfan is having disturbing dreams and enlists the help of a psychologist named Mokleb.

This is the third and final book in the Quintaglio Ascension. Like the other books it has a self-contained story plus it also continues the ongoing story from the previous books. The character of Mokleb shares some characteristics with Freud.

There’s a lot going on in these books. If you’re a science fiction fan, you should definitely read them. I’ve now read all of Sawyer’s books except his latest.

I previously reviewed the second book in the series, Fossil Hunter.

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