I have read all the books on here and I must say they were fascinating. The whole mystery behind Aurora city kept me reading because I had to know what was going on. This was probably my favorite by the writer followed by fatal boarding. All the books kept me going in a similar way. As for the Cassell-Markman series, Cassiopia and Scott make such a fun combo of two different characters that mesh well together.
An engaging story with many different interesting characters. The fact of the matter is you can put differing groups of people together cut off from the world and get many different outcomes. I enjoyed the poking around at social norms too. This was an interesting take. Sure it could use an editor, but still a fun story.
This book makes one really contemplate the human race, our psychology, beliefs, and actions. If we were the first race into space and found a weaker race what would happen? Even the ending makes one question everything even more.
Wow that was quite the read and well done. Your after thoughts on alien life and why they would ever contact us is on track with my thoughts as well. However, it would not make for an exciting read! This was a well thought out concept and ideas of generation ships. Great job on imagining a type of first contact that is not benign.