Written as though all the changes in the future will be technological and none sociological. The farthest out the author goes is giving us a female protagonist who is permitted to be sexually promiscuous despite harboring hopes she will find Mr Right and settle down. Which, let's be honest here, has been going on at least since the early 70s. We're shown that 9000 years from now people will still be reading "books" and using hard copy paper while whizzing around in Hyperspace.Not a lot of imagination went into writing this.
Yes primarily because it was a good future mystery. Second because I'm sure I missed a few fun bits. While this is not the first of the series ( although the 1st I've read) it can be read out of serie. Easy to come up to speed on characters and story continum.
I liked the mystery aspect.
Chace (sp) while Alex is realisticly the primary or lead character in these stories. Chace is the posibly more simpathetic, engaging, competent character
No, not that type of book for me.
I chose this simply due to ratings. I read mixed reviews of the first in the series but still wanted to sample the serie.. Now, I would have liked to have started with the first and while I'm certain I'll enjoy it imagine it may be fractionally better reading it first.
Science fiction without being weird. Really enjoyed the story, the characters were well conceived and developed. Interesting astronomy and not too technical
Narrator is a woman who apparently has been told that all of her female voices, save for the female lead, must be whispery, bedroom voices who sound more like they are dreaming than actually having a conversation. She has zero vocal range for differentiating the secondary characters.
Female lead character doesn't seem capable of making logical, obvious conclusions and is irritatingly lazy, xenophobic, shortsighted. Honestly none of the characters are appealing.
There are things that happen in the plot that make NO sense. I paid for it so I listened to it, but it was a stupid waste of time.
I really enjoyed the mystery of the Seeker and the final resolution.
I didn't enjoy listening to the main character fumble her way around the attack by the misogynist jerk. Nine thousand years into the future and women are still clueless and helpless in the face of violence? I found it very frustrating. If it had been presented as just so new and outside her experience, it might have been better, but it wasn't.
The future in this series can be summed up as "The best of times and the worst of times." It's either awesome, with all the FTL travel we dream of and a charming naivete (No surveillance at the shuttleport? Really?) or it's pretty bad, with Earth STILL overcrowded, underfed and disease-ridden and the general population (not make clear which general population, as most of the setting doesn't involve Earth at all) getting obese from watching too many "sims." Seriously, a setting where someone can say (with amused condescension) "Back then 7 weeks to go 4 light years was a long time" and yet there's no evidence of any particularly advanced medicine or even cosmetics, let alone the societal changes that come with such things.
Peter F. Hamilton's "The Great North Road" did a much more complete job of envisioning the future.
Retired bookkeeper, married, Mom of 2, two granddaughters. Love cozy mysteries.
I agree with Aerindel, one of the other people who posted a comment here
I bought this book based on the other reviews, but I didn't care for it. I got bored about halfway through. I am a sci-fi fan, but I must admit to being a "visual" fan. (TV, movies, etc.) Loved Star Trek, Stargate, and most of Star Wars, and yes, Indiana Jones. I've decided, however, that I don't care for sci-fi in book form. I recently listened to a book about Star Trek DS-9, which I didn't care for either. The books seem to lack excitement somehow. Maybe it's because I'm a fan of mystery stories - the excitement is in trying to figure out who the perpetrator is. This book just plodded along with the characters looking for some sort of a tea cup that they felt was valuable.
Yes, and I already have listened to it multiple times. It is a fascinating concept.
I love the long timeline imagined in this story. The idea that thousands of years in OUR future, our own future (in near centuries) will be ancient history.
Having an understanding about the foundation of the book provided additional perspective as the plot unfolded.
The moment that the protagonists discover what really, finally happened to the lost colonists, is the clear culmination of the book.
I like mysteries, suspense and thrillers. Occasionally I will listen to some scifi or fantasy.
The characters were pretty good and I was able to finish the book but, it really didn't turn out to be what I was expecting.
The futuristic combination of aliens and humans.
The performance was pretty good. Had no problem distinguishing characters.