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Bear creates very believable characters and delves into political and scientific areas very comfortably.
While most books can set themselves up within the first 50 - 100 pages and then really get going this book never took off.
That, mixed with what makes a story great for me, which is believable and engaging character interaction.
This is a tough book to review. There's a terrific fast moving story in this book that, until the last third of the volume, keeps getting interrupted by sometimes very lengthy... Read morePublished 2 days ago by commeca
I found it a little slow going, and with more politics than I like. Interesting concept tho once you got to it.Published 8 days ago by jdiff2004
A fast read and very entertaining...you will be very happy that you have chosen this book...have fun and enjoy the ride.....Published 1 month ago by john lamb
This is one of the authors better works of hard science fiction and had no sequels. i've noticed that well written books don't need sequels unless they are serialized in novels.Published 1 month ago by jimsam
I enjoyed the first four-fifths of this book, which features a likable protagonist and an interesting political situation between Mars and Earth. Read morePublished 11 months ago by D. Barrett
Shades of Foundation! Earth practices mercantilism. Mars feels the pressure to accept their terms. Casseia, a young Martian PolySci major, is a central character. Read morePublished 13 months ago by A Customer
I picked up this book looking for something new. I love science fiction and have really enjoyed novels like Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson and novels by Peter Hamilton and... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Paul Tyrrell
Casseia Majumdar gives us an account of the most critical time in her life and human history. She traces the course of events that lead her from being a model "govmanagement"... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Derek Kasei
This book is really well written, and is hard to put down. Mr. Bear does a great job of developing the main character, while his complete command of technology and physics is... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Woodlands Aggie