Kunsken fits in just so much ‘extra’ into the story, when a more bog standard approach would have been a simple ‘scientist solves riddle’ story
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An interesting read, particularly in this age when geneological databases, family history research, and even Facebook can keep you closely attached to the past in a way that wasn’t the case pre-Internet.
Set in the same/similar world to his ‘The Way of The Needle’ from Asimovs March 2012 – metal/mechanical crablike race of creatures, harvesting minerals and other materials from the planet’s surface.
An excellent piece of world-building from Kunsken, set on a planet whose inhabitants are metallic crablike creatures, who draw power from the ancient pulsar around which they orbit, post-supernova.
Monkey business on a gonzo Planet of the Apes, with a hired assassin failing spectacularly to complete his contract.