The best kind of science fiction! This book has imaginative science to move us forward mixed with realistic characterization of how humans act. This volume takes us farther from current times and to a more global scale than Slingshot, but explores how doing the same old things gives us the same old results. Sci Fi fans will love this book. I especially liked how the author addressed UFOs and religion. I can’t wait to finish with Book 3.
Personal note: The stance this book takes to religion bothered me a little. Current culture often polarizes religion vs. science, as in they both can’t be right and that humans must choose one or the other. This book does a good job when it addresses “big” questions. However, the book seems to land on the side of atheism or agnosticism. My scientific mind asks, “What if there is a God and He (she or it) made Ectaris too?” Physics doesn’t preclude a “God.”