- File Size: 1536 KB
- Print Length: 407 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: October 5, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00FOAANU8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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But what's better than it being merely a story I was reluctant to put down, is that it's also unique: a lot of time-travel books focus on going backward or forward in time, but this is the first I've seen where the characters "accelerate time" in discrete areas of space, speeding evolution to meet their (spoiler alert: devious) ends. As interestingly, the book tackles a weighty topic in a novel way (at least I'd never seen this before) -- it introduces the notion of justifiable genocide. This issue (like the other interesting plot points) are handled well, in a thoughtful fashion that also engages and excites (I found the primary battle scene disturbingly exciting -- you'll understand how you feel when you read it.)
The ability to address challenging topics so well, while not detracting from the fast-paced plot and enjoyment of the read, is refreshing. Likewise, I enjoyed the unusual characters, and the fact that the author moves the plot along quickly but naturally, while at the same time incorporating a broad array of new and intriguing ideas (example: haptic tongue control and head sensor, something DARPA could work on). In short, this is far from the recycled story-lines and light character development found in some popular fiction and Sci-Fi, which makes it a great book both for those who like the Sci-Fi genre, as well as those new to it (or who don't normally care for it).
If you're into Sci-Fi or just like good stories that are engaging, interesting and have a great plot, this is definitely a book to read and an author to watch.
Just be careful not to start reading this book when you have other obligations because it is hard to put down.
Fans of Altered Carbon's Takashi Kovacs will love the protagonist's logical ruthlessness as he systematically eliminates his enemies - all of them! The end seemed like a total set-up for sequels, but I'd welcome the next installment. I'm curious what happens to the main characters (human and non) after the war.
Totally worth a read.
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