Nick Webb must watch the same TV shows I do. I also try to write, but when I find myself drifting too close to an idea someone has already used, or ju..Show More »st flat out copying the idea, I stop and start over. Webb doesn't have that filtering process. He borrows pretty liberally from Battlestar Galactica, Ender's Game and little from Star Trek (A starship engineer named Scott? Sure! I'll just make her female!) before adding any twists and turns to make the story his own. Really, I thought I was listening to an alternate take on BSG for about half the book as I could almost assign book characters to TV characters one to one. The bummer with this take is the "Adama" (Grainger) is not as inspiring. He's just a blow hard who really shouldn't be as good at space navy tactics as *SPOILER* he may turn out to be.
Once the "borrowing" of familiar groundwork was done, I like he story itself and may continue with the series if they are on sale.
This is an excellent series. The science while arguable is very well and consistently presented. Very good characters and an excellent ending to the s..Show More »eries that places it well into true SciFi instead of just a military series that happens to be in space.