If one has not read volume one in the trilogy, I think A Quantum Murder may strike some readers as pretty far out. The geopolitical background in the first novel is essential for suspension of belief in the second.
I am 71 and have been reading Sci Fi and fantasy since Heinlein in the 50s. Nothing is going to turn me off of speculative fiction.
There is a third novel in the series. I hope it is better than the second. It is my next walking read.
Once again, Toby Longworth delivers.
The publication date of this novel was in the early 90's when the global warming voices were just being raised. Hamilton speculates on the environmental, social, political and economic ramifications of climate change. I might listen again just to see how right he was. The plot requires significant suspension of belief, but I enjoyed the characters. Who would not like to know when others are lying.
Descriptions of the impact of salt water flooding are excellent. Makes you think! Will we build dykes around Washington or just let it go?
Longworth's performance is excellent. His
I don't sit, I walk. It took me a week.
This is a continuation of Frank Herbert's Dune universe.
I have immersed myself in the Herbert's universe since Dune first came on the scene and have enjoyed most of the subsequent volumes that expand his vision. The House novels were particularly welcome as they gave more substance to characters met in Herbert's original work.
Unfortunately, Sandworms of Dune seems to have been written by the word. I found it tedious and redundant. I cannot imagine where the franchise will go next, now that we have a godlike ultimate Kwisatz Haderach.
The narrator was presented so many characters, it was impossible to distinguish between them with variations in voice. He read the book well and wisely did not try to be all things to all people. I found nothing wrong with the narrator. He did the best he could with what he was given.
A good read. No complaints other than the fact that it ends with the death and funeral of Hector. Where is the Wooden horse? Where is the death of Achilles? I am at a loss and can only give 3 of five stars for this misrepresentation.
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