I've been inhaling science fiction for almost 50 years. This book had several major ideas I hadn't seen before, including an interesting take on the F..Show More »ermi paradox.
This is hard science fiction. There is a fair bit of delayed gratification where he seems to have wandered off into the weeds and you wonder what his editor was smoking, but then he comes back, taps it gently, the egg opens, and you realize that you were set up. Beautiful.