There are numerous science fiction stories where the aliens are very evil and few where they are very good. This is a story where the same alien is both. It gets off to a slow start but hang in there, it is worth the wait. The twists and turns cannot be forseen.
A (relatively) sientific theory of vampireism is woven into the fabrick of this very compelling and well written novel. Be advised it is the beginning of a series and you are going to want the next book.
I had trouble following the twists and turns of the plot. After a while I forgot why I was trying.
This is a positive upbeat story that combines a keen incite of the true nature of man with how first contact with a wise and benevolent group of aliens might go.
Wil Wheaton was the perfect choice to relate this story. Although I initially had difficulty determining which character was speaking, his understanding and portrayal of the characters really shined through at the end.
Yes. This story has a complex plot. It frequently shifts perspectives. It is was not clear until the end who was the hero and who was the villain.
It poses a moral dilemma and leaves it to the reader to take one side or the other.
The discovery of the intruder in the NSA lab and the resulting pursuit
It was difficult to interrupt this book for fear of loosing track of key details
Daniel Suarez is an extrodinary writer.
I found this novel to be a compelling story, I had difficulty interrupting it to perform my normally scheduled duties. Mr. Scalzi showed himself to be skilled at making his scenario and characters believable and creating the necessary twists and turns so that one both cared about the characters and could not predict what was going to happen next.
Wil Wheaton did his usual terrific job of relating the story.
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