Remnant Population

Elizabeth Moon
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Remnant Population


Wow... I have been reading so many good books this year, I sometimes wonder if I am on some kind of weird mental plateau of book-loving! But I think I have just learned what I like, and this book hit a lot of my sweet spots. :)

Here we have an elderly female protagonist, who grudgingly ends up being a first-contact ambassador to some aliens indigenous to the planet she is on. A great idea, a great character, a wonderful story, and spot on writing. My only quip would be that things worked out a little too well, and that the real diplomats sent to meet the People were a little too inappropriate.

A solid 4.5 stars.