Inherit the Stars

by James P. Hogan

Review by Bill Johnston

Inherit the Stars by James P. Hogan is one of his best books, and it's strange that they have been disappearing from the store shelves lately, but I also haven't seen any new book by him in the last two years. It's a shame.

Inherit the Stars starts with astronauts finding a fifty-thousand-year-old, space-suited corpse on the moon. The book proceeds as research into various other strange finds, and gradually the mystery is revealed. The ending is pretty shaky, but this was Hogan's first book. He has written a couple of other books that I liked better, but I haven't found one I didn't like. This book has two sequels, but they lose the flavor of the original, and I can't recommend them.

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