{4.5/5} “Terrans are unreliable, barbaric, evil — too many adjectives, all meaning the same thing. That we should sever all ties and have nothing more to do with them — unless it is to destroy them. The only problem, of course, was that the genie was out of the bottle. There are Settler colonies, Terrans have a viable space fleet again, we have competition whether we want it or not, and there is nothing short of all-out war that will change the situation.”

Aurora by Mark W. Tiedemann, published in 2002

Ariel and Derec are being sent back to Aurora. Gale Chassik, disgraced former ambassador, was sent back to Solaria but his ship was destroyed. Rega Looms is dead. Coren decides that even though he quit working for him, he will investigate his murder. He finds that he’s actually still employed, and the cyborg called Gamelin is still running around.

This is the sequel to Chimera. It’s Tiedemann’s last contribution but the story continues.

It’s about people who do good things but still get kicked off the planet.

It has an ending that I think is delightful, and I’m pretty sure Asimov would think so too.

The book includes a timeline of events in the Robot/Empire/Foundation universe.

This is the 3rd book I’ve read by Tiedemann.

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