Drowning World

Drowning World
HumanX Commonwealth
Alan Foster
SF
2 Stars
315 pages

yet another novel of the commonwealth. And guess what? You have several different species all stranded together on an inhospitable world who must rely on each other to survive. Also guess what again? Another sentient being is found in plant life. Surprise!

Man, Foster needs to stop. His stuff is becoming as rote and as badly written as Edding’s stuff was before he died.

The Howling Stones

The Howling Stones
HumanX Commonwealth
Alan Dean Foster
SF
3 stars
330 pages

a Humanx commonwealth novel. 2 xenobiologists uncover a great power/mystery in an aboriginal tribe on a new world. Through it, one of the protagonists comes across the “great, mindless, relentless evil” that Flynx has been tasked to deal with. A good standalone novel.