That said, I was just a little disappointed in Exultant.
Except for one or two incredibly brief nods to the eusocial societies of the first book, Exultant is pretty much wall to wall blazing lasers with stock characters.
Baxter is a man of ideas, but it seems he is too busy pondering grand concepts to put them in the proper context of a good story.
Good book overall. I liked the interaction we do see with alien races. I think some of the military description wasn't extremely realistic.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
This happened to be my second encounter with this author (the first was „Manifold: Time”).
His writing skills seem to have improved considerably between these two books. Read more
Not as good as "Coalescent", the first book in the series, but still a good one. Takes place in Baxter's "Xeelee sequence" of novels and stories as events unfold... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Perry Reed
Exciting book. I even learned a thing or two. Will definitely read the rest of Mr Baxters work.
Check out "The Long Earth" cowritten with Sir Terry Pratchett, of discworld... Read more
Not being a great writer myself I will let others do the plot summaries and simply state my opinion of the book. Read morePublished on July 7, 2012 by A. Wong
There are numerous speculative ideas from current physics that are introduced as the story unfolds, of a galactic civilization that has become stagnant over a period of many... Read morePublished on June 19, 2011 by Michael George
this book sort of seems like the odd one out when compared to the other novels in the destiny's children series (coalescent and transcendent are more like each other), but i really... Read morePublished on February 27, 2008 by Akira Touya
Space Opera at its (almost) best. Galactic War, interesting alien races, new societal concepts, time travel, hard science: Exultant has it all. Read morePublished on June 15, 2007 by Adam Missner
Another reader characterized this work as "space opera." In fact, that's what Baxter has produced here. Read morePublished on September 7, 2006 by Jane Avriette