It started out like a Heinlein Juvie much as I grew up on. He quickly ran out of the master's plot material and the book dragged on forever on an interminable interstellar flight scheduled for 20 years, truncated to less than half that and retaining the feel of 20 years. I couldn't be bothered to keep the characters straight and was glad for the Deus Ex Machina ending only because thanks heavens it was an ending and I could stop.
One positive. From the future history standpoint he had a very succinct 1 page synopsis of the "War on Terror" and it's likely aftermath. It was thoughtful and I fear accurate but not worth reading the entire book for.
- Hardcover: 317 pages
- Publisher: Tor Books (19 September 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 076531312X
- ISBN-13: 978-0765313126
- Product Dimensions: 16.1 x 3.3 x 24.2 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 363 g
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