Hopefully you are familiar with Hamilton's other works like the 2 + 3 book commonwealth saga. I truly enjoyed how complex and deep those stories were so I thought I would give this one a shot too. Easily as complex but not as enticing as his other works. I use this as a filler between other audio books and am not sure when I will ever finish it but it just doesn't draw me in at all. Felt like it was building towards a grand climax and then just fell away so who knows.
I was very intrigued by the notion of using science to prove God and of Alien races far more faithful than ourselves but this story fell a little short for me. Much like religion itself, it takes a mighty leap of faith to prove God's existence. That said, I am glad to see a story like this out there and I think it is definitely worth a listen, just not a favorite.
I am a sucker for anything Atlantis-based so I gave this one a shot. It took some neat turns working in historical fiction here and there which is a nice touch but I was hoping for more sci-fi and maybe a working space ship or two...
As you can remember from the Starforce series, Larson is great at coming up with new ways of getting into trouble in seemingly plausible scifi settings. Just awesome. If you haven't read the first book in this series or the Starforce series you should start there.
Absolutely. This takes a "reasonable" approach to how man kind might leap forward very quickly into the space game. The overall plot is classic American dream material. A clever man thinking quick to make himself more awesome and save the world all at once.
This is the continuation of the Troy Rising series and if you loved it like the rest of us you will clearly need to keep reading to see what happens next.
Unfortunately up until this book the Troy Rising series has been pretty balanced between getting to know characters and the action of actually dealing with aliens and this book just doesn't cut it for me. There is SO much time spent on explaining how Latin/South American culture is basically inept in any sort of meaningful success and how the "Norte's" are trying to whip them into shape that the book leaves little room for any actual story moving forward. I do really like how it provides new perspective for events we have glimpsed before but the bottom line is I bought this book to know more about the conflicts between Earth and the Aliens and I was subjected to way to much filler.
While Comet is pretty well the main character for this story I still like Tyler the most. He is a home grown no nonsense kind of man who gets things done. Good Man.
Latin America = useless
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