I received this book for free from MacMillan Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Interference by Sue Burke
Series: Semiosis Duology #2
Published by Macmillan Audio on October 22, 2019
Genres: Science Fiction
Source: MacMillan Audio
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The sequel to Sue Burke's sweeping SF epic debut, Semiosis, continues in Interference as the colonists and a team from Earth confront a new and more implacable intelligence. Over two hundred years after the first colonists landed on Pax, a new set of explorers arrives from Earth on what they claim is a temporary scientific mission.
But the Earthlings misunderstand the nature of the Pax settlement and its real leader. Even as Stevland attempts to protect his human tools, a more insidious enemy than the Earthlings makes itself known.
Stevland is not the apex species.
When I first started listening to this, I did not realize it was a sequel to Semiosis. It starts off on a future Earth when they are preparing to send a new expedition to Pax. It was a nice viewpoint to see how Earth is in this universe, but I found it to be a bit unrealistic with how they punish certain people, and the back story of how Earth was decimated.
The story also follows the people on Pax, and then eventually both when the expedition arrives.
For the most part the story is very enjoyable and entertaining. I did find the dialogue to be a bit stilted, Steveland has a very diminished role in this story, and one character (Pollox) left me scratching my head. The stuff on Earth was a bit hard to follow (constant revolutions, etc.) but I did find the story very interesting with the challenges of Earthlings meeting and dealing with Pax, and with Pax dealing with a third threat as well.