Reading Journal Entry: Destroyer, by C. J. Cherryh

This latest entry in the Foreigner series delivers more of the same: 'anthropological sci-fi' laced with fast-paced action crammed into a minute period of time. Diplomat Bren Cameron returns to his homeworld only to discover that things are not quite as he left them; adventures ensue. Dramatic flights, firefights, and risky landings are interlaced with pages of meditation about his relationships with his family and the unknowability of the alien mindset. Sometimes this bores me stiff - in this context it serves to provide a solid backdrop to what would otherwise be mere space opera.

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