peteg's blog - noise - books - 2020 10 06 JohnBrunner ISpeakForEarth

John Brunner: I Speak for Earth.

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Kindle. Yet another thin Brunner. Here he proposes the choice of a Neil Armstrong type as a substrate for a 2001-ish starchild, framed by a Childhood's End ultimatum. The setup is incredibly verbose; we spend about two-thirds of the word count being told how awesome the constituent intellects are. And ultimately, how good are we. It's a bust.