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The book wasn't bad, exactly, but wasn't as good as one expects from this author.
Good SciFi premise, interesting characters, good pacing and overall decent writing (even if overly descriptive without the benefit of clarity).
The book was not perfect - there were some scenes towards the middle where it dragged a bit, and the end seemed a bit too rushed and confusing.
Entertaining sci-fi on familiar theme (spaceship heading off to colonize new planet).Published 1 month ago by Melinda Maidens
Guy wakes up. Guy runs for his life through many fantastical environments chased by endlessly weird beasts. Much is unexplained. Maybe nothing is explained. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Js Banks
I've read most, if not all, of Greg Bear's SF works over the years. I rank him near the top in terms of SF storytelling based on solid science and plausible situations, Darwin's... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Thomas E. Temple
This is not the hard sci-fi I expected, but the tech is still cool. A colony ship on a 500 yr mission to a distant star runs into difficulties. People are woken up. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Graeme Ing
This is a good story in the generation ship genre, but it's just too short. Don't let that stop you from reading it, it was a good ride, but it really could've used more fleshing... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Lord Kinbote
A man is awoken by a young girl. "Don't just lie there -- get up." The girl's voice implores...begs..."Hurry! The air's going to freeze! Read morePublished 7 months ago by themarsman
A novel that keeps you guessing, a narrator whose scattered memories bear little relation to his present situation, a space-ship that might be symbol or reality, and a wealth of... Read morePublished 8 months ago by S. Deeth
This was an odd book. On one hand, keeping the reader as ignorant as the main character really made me feel the dude’s vexation at the whole situation. Read morePublished 9 months ago by S
Greg Bear has the ability to write excellent science fiction, with well-realized characters and plot lines that are distinguished by suspense. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Christopher J. Ward