"The Gentle Giants of Ganymede" is James P. Hogan's sequel to his incredible novel of extraterrestrial speculative fiction, "Inherit The Stars." This sequel is propelled forward by unsolved questions rather than by an ever-deepening mystery - as in "Inherit The Stars" - but it is, nonetheless, very satisfying on a number of levels. The two main characters, Hunt and Danchekker really shine, and many of the lingering, unanswered questions from the first novel are finally put to rest. Hogan pushes the envelope of hard science further in this novel, and it serves for mentally stimulating reading, tingling one's imagination.
The Ganymede's computer, ZORAC, which is introduced, is, of course,… Read more