Diuturnity’s Dawn

Diuturnity’s Dawn
Founding of the Commonwealth #3
Alan Foster
SF
2 stars
341 pages

I didn’t even know what Diuturnity meant. It means “long lasting”. This novel is about the actual founding of the HumanX commonwealth. Each book became less interesting than the previous.

Dirge

Dirge
Founding of the Commonwealth #2
Alan Foster
SF
3 stars
310 pages

a new race, the Pitar [humanoids who are physically what we all dream of] are discovered by humans. Turns out they wipe out a colony of humans[about 600,000]. Brings the thranx and humans together militarily. Also shows the founding of the interspecies church. The humanx invade the pitar homeworld. Pitar, xenophobic narcisssists, commit mass suicide to avoid the “pollution” by lesser species.