This was one of the most refreshing science fiction novels I have read. The characters are relatable and really likeable. I love the relationships that Matilda has developed with the principals, educators, statesmen and doctors on both Saturn station, the Significator and Earth. I can't wait for part 2 to see how they develop further. Alice/Alexis is so loveable and Matilda has managed to capture the little old confused lady who is trapped in a beautiful young 30 something body. You can feel her confusion and I love the humour this has captured in the situations she finds herself in. I love this book. You have done an amazing job Matilda - Sci-Fi that makes sense... who would have thought?