I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.
"Extraterrestrials were different, sometimes wildly and weirdly different, and during the early stages of contact a great deal of caution was necessary until a full understanding of their physiological, psychological and cultural background was available. But there was no such thing as an evil race. Evil or anti-social individuals, perhaps, but not an evil species."
One of the things I like about this book - no inherently evil aliens.
One weird thing about this book, though, is that the characters don't seem to have off-duty existences. No non-coworker friends or family who worry when they're in danger or who want to know when they'll finally be off duty (seriously, the main cast has either been in quarantine or on the ambulance ship for a few weeks now). The only evidence of private lives I've seen is that Murchison (the gorgeous pathologist of my past couple status updates) and Conway appear to be more than just friends.