I thought the story was good, but the sexism could have (and probably should have) been given an updated explanation for the audio version. As writte..Show More »n, it would have made total sense when it was originally published (I had to look that up and then said "Oh, 1986... right.").
I thought the universe created, however, was interesting enough to move on to the others in the series.
I have written a review for the first book so that is where you should go first, if you have read the first book then you will probably like this one ..Show More »and the 3rd one. In the first book the fold space reopened and the rest of civilization was reconnected, sorta.
This was written only 1 year after the first book but book 3 was written 15 years after that in 2002 which is sorta strange, I have a review of that one also.
This is a little strange to me that the first book was written in 1986 the second in 1987 and then this one in 2002, that is a big gap in time but as ..Show More »it turns out it was for the better.
The first 2 books were sorta "dated" having some things in them that were, well, the best way to put it was "out of the 80's" and then this book in 2002 somewhat cleared up those things as well as add to some of the science as some thigns were missing in the first 2 books.
The "victory" that is in this book is something that you can probably figure out, but in case you cant I wont ruin it for you, we will say that what happens is not as expected but it exactly as expected - that is to say that the outcome was expected but the way it came about wasn't.
The thing about Michael McCollum is that his books that I have read when the "thing its all about" is over the book is over, there isn't anything really after the "thing" is over whatever that is, I wish there were some little after that but they do end properly.
I liked these 3 books and I hope a prequel is written because I think there can be like 3 more books before this one if not more than that.