Top positive review
5 March 2019
When I first began reading, I was unsure whether to like/not like the book. There was almost no action but there was much sci-fi and the writing was good, so I continued on. Then I realized that this was a book about inter-species relationships (racism, xenophobia); about inter-personal relationships (friendship, sexuality); about individuals with minor foibles and strengths (acceptance) that became a family; about different family structures (tolerance); about who/what is sentient and deserving of recognition (AI); about beauty to be found in all relationships; about those who wield power (Captain Ashby of the 'Wayfarer', Galaxy Commons Parliament, Rosemary's father); about questioning the need for violence to settle disputes.
This book became thoroughly enjoyable and I very highly recommend it.