Designated Targets is the first book of a military, political, social alternative history trilogy that shows what can happen when an experiment in qua..Show More »ntum physics goes terribly wrong. It is very clever, well written, and even somewhat thought provoking. It only requires you to suspend your disbelief a bit. The trilogy is a most entertaining listen or read.
Completely enjoyed this series. Would like to have seen it as a movie would have been great a bit long of course but good. Well writen kept me looking..Show More » forward to the next chapter and the ending covered the open details.
I loved being back in this world, and was fascinated to learn more about the divergences and strategic differences from the history of the 21st Centur..Show More »y folk. We get to see some of how they have adjusted to being in their new time, but I would have liked even more getting more of that. The viewpoints we mostly get here, probably from the structure of the novellas, focuses the story really thought.
I would have loved to get more of the strategic viewpoints--vantage points that would have given more of a view of the sweep of the new, developing history. I do believe that that wasn't *super* common in the preceding series, either, but I have the impression that it was more prevalent. My favorite characters and viewpoints from the other series were Admiral Kohlhammer and Lonesome Jones--probably in part, because they had the more strategic views of things, and, in Kohlhammer's case in particular, we got to see the efforts, strategies, and worldview of the uptimers as they sought to shape their new time into their mold and with the advantage of their parallel-history hindsight.
That said, I'm definitely in for the next chapters in this history.