Each character was a caricature, no one was three dimensional. But the ideas in the story were fun to think about. Good if you want an action tale that will present to you futuristic concepts. Bad if you want to connect to the characters in a meaningful way.
This isn't super heady but there's enough science to keep it interesting for the nerds. Plenty of action, and well fleshed out characters. I saw some comparisons to Heinlein in the comments section. I caught some reasons for the comparison and unfortunately this includes a large dose of (in my opinion) clunky romantic/sexual encounters. I don't want to harp on that, because all around, this is a fantastic book and I look forward to reading the rest of the series.
This was the first Scalzi book I have read . It was a fun interesting book that I enjoyed reading. The narrator did a good job and the book was done before you knew it. I will start the next Scalzi book as soon as I can get it down loaded.
I had a lot of fun with this book.
There are a variety of aliens, and we only get brief physical descriptions of them. But that's fine. The point is that they are alien, and however we imagine them looking is fine.
The book does not try to make much of an effort explaining how things work because they aren't important to the story. However, I would have liked a bit more details about what human society is like beyond Earth. We know colonies exist and sometimes they struggle to survive, but we don't know much beyond that. Are there still politics? Who is calling the shots? Why the quarantine?
There are a lot of questions that don't fully get explored or answered. As such most of the fun comes from the main character interacting with the vague universe that exists largely in the reader's imagination. If the other books in this saga followed the same character I would definitely read them. However, it sounds like they follow different characters, and I'm not sure if this book made me invested in the universe itself.
I will probably go back and read the other books, but it is still up in the air.
The 1st book I read for myself was Eye of the World. I had no idea what it was that I was stepping into. An epic universe of literature.
Than it ended!!! just like that. The days gone too. I was caught by surprise, thought I had hours yet left. was very enjoyable to listen. I buy credits at least once a month. going to go spend them on the next books.