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Illegal Alien

9 Ratings: 3.1
Science Fiction by Robert J. Sawyer

The trial of an alien accused of murdering an Earthman. The accused is a crewman of a damaged spaceship which landed on Earth, and the victim was a scientist sent to talk to them. Evidence reveals the ship was on a mission to destroy Earth, but some … see full wiki

Author: Robert J. Sawyer
Publisher: Ace
Date Published: January 1999
2 reviews about Illegal Alien
review by . June 06, 2010
Editor John Campbell once challenged his writers, "Write me a story about an organism that thinks as well as a man, but not like a man". In "Illegal Alien", celebrated Canadian sci-fi author Robert J Sawyer has risen to the challenge and created the Tosoks, a technologically advanced non-humanoid alien species complete with personal foibles, taboos, culture, language and religious beliefs, even thinking patterns and behaviour that reflect both that culture and the physical constraints …
review by . April 29, 2009
I am a big fan of Robert J. Sawyer and consider him the best scifi writer available right now. This book fall in his middle of the road efforts (I give it 3 1/2 stars). Having read such excellent works such as the Neanderthal series, Calculating G-d, Mindscan and Factoring Humanity, I was a little bit disappointed by this one which is more a like a scifi version of a John Grisham courtroom novel.     A group of aliens lands on Earth and their ship needs repairs for them to leave. …
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