I'm trying to remember a name of a book that took place on a spacecraft, with a hunchback character named Bartholomew. they notice a ship following them and eventually go investigate, the ship turns out to be full of booby traps. That's about all I can remember. thanks for any help.

  • Maybe this is a stretch, but can you remember when you first read it? About how old you think it was? Jun 21, 2015 at 2:52

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I believe you're looking for Ship Of Fools by Richard Russo (published as Unto Leviathan in the UK)

The main character is a hunchback, called Bartolomeo Aguilera; it's set on a generation ship looking for a new world to settle, and among other plot lines, the ship detects and begins to explore a mysterious ship, that's either crammed full of deadly traps, or just designed by aliens in a way that makes sense to them, but happens to look like a ship full of deadly traps to human sensibilities.

  • That's it. Thank you so much. spent a long time on Google trying to figure that out.
    – james
    Jun 21, 2015 at 3:49
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