Visitor by C.J. Cherryh
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
And we're back with the three-way theme, but this time we're fully into the linguistics issues again.
I don't know about any of you, but linguistics and communications problems are where this series SHINES. :) The new alien species introduced so many books ago is back and it's a full feature this time. *giddy dance*
It helps that we're relying on Bren almost full-time to get this diplomacy party started. Or continued, as the case may be.
Are the Atevi and Humans going to be dragged into some interstellar conflict? How about getting wiped out with a few shots now? Oh, diplomacy has never been needed more than it is now. :)
God, I love this stuff. Cherryh is masterful at worldbuilding and politics, but she is best with focusing on communications. :) Right now, it's all about space stations, starships, and major pitfalls.
It's seriously a grand treat to dive into these novels.
It's been a long road but still manages to remain as fresh as ever.
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