There better be some amazing development because right now this books rubs me all kind of wrong. From Present Tense that suggests some creep following the characters around with his note pad to B's (Captain of a spaceship, no less, a charming friendly chap) 15th century mentality "they are weird and different therefore they are 'not us' (whatever the hell that means) and
must burn are disposable". This is what humanity came down to? Please, spare me :/ I am thinking of dropping the book.