Well, I know the author, so I've got to recommend it haven't I?
"Time Past" by Maxine McArthur. Sequel to the award winning "Time Future". Both are very entertaining space opera, with inscrutable aliens following their own agendas, time travel, conspiracies, sieges, and some very believable characters.
And yes, the latest book has some BA (so there's another reason for mentioning it here): the main character lands her spacecraft on the dark side of the Moon. But I promised not to tell her of any problems I found, and you can't break a promise like that, can you. [img]/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_wink.gif[/img]
<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Peter B on 2002-02-11 23:46 ]</font>