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The best book that I’ve heard in a while. I guess the idea of an overarching intelligence isn’t entirely original, I mean, you know, the “Borg”. But hey, it’s a big universe. Anyway, excellent plot, unpredictable ending, realistic characters, with realistic problems, a main character who is not narcissistic and who doesn’t constantly reflect on his past glories (I mean, no one want to see your vacation videos) and thankfully, no melodrama.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Good action all through the book. Never got bogged down in one area as so many do. Hoping book two is the same or better.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
OK, nice series start, similar to his other books ie
big super ship over taken by humans , now going to do battle with baddies. it's my kind of thing though a bit flat chacter wise compared to expeditionary force books.
I wanted to enjoy this book as the subject matter is of great interest to me at the moment, however I found the whole thing confusing.
Firstly there are Communist Secret Police in the future? That didn't make sense to me, so I figured the writer lived in the Eastern Bloc in the 80s or something, however that's not true, so why are they in there?
The narration is like something from an American 50s radio play, making the characters seem so shallow, so black and white.
The story is kind of interesting, but nothing very imaginative.
I'll skip the other books in the series.
Interesting take on the "superior alien ship visits the solar system" scenario. Unlike with the Rama series this interstellar visitor is hostile and the main character has trouble to outwhit his opponent, an ancient AI.
So far so good. The story has the feel of a 1970's SciFi novel as the tech is a little on the loose side. However, the characters are good and one wants to listen to the next installment. This is also thanks to the great talent of narrator Marc Visitor. In particular his interpretation of the AI voice is priceless.
Entertaining, if somewhat shallow, story line. Appreciated minimal course language. Happy with my choice. Looking forward to next in series.