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- Print Length: 361 pages
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- Publisher: Fickle Dragon Publishing; 1 edition (August 6, 2015)
- Publication Date: August 6, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B012M3QDCG
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I really like how the series has expanded to cover many characters who are intertwined into one larger tale. Much as I love the core characters, this many pages about only them would have lost my interest by now, especially given that these are largely single-plot line stories. The author has also gotten a tiny bit harder science in this book. It’s still necessarily hand-wavey - after all, we don’t really have any hard science for faster than light travel, or indeed, any form of travel that would make practical space travel between systems. But it’s still nice to see the author thinking about the science (broadly so) of FTL travel. And while I personally have a big problem with space travel being so easy and maintenance free, that concept allows a very effective, intimate space opera not at all practical using ships with crews measured in scores if not in hundreds. McDevitt uses much the same conventions and assumptions, no doubt for much the same reasons.
Two areas where the author has obviously put in some hard thought to good effect are, as always, robotics and AI/IT. Those areas could be considered hard scifi, I believe. And of course, septic systems. lol
As always, McFarlane’s book evoke a throwback to simpler days when the concept that people can be virtually all good or all bad was not at all controversial. And as always, highly recommended.
It's a space opera, so the heroes are supposed to win, right? But I find myself getting bored with the constant success of Liam and his crew, albeit with limited defeat in the form of easily repaired damage and successful replacement of lost items with spoils of war. This leads to many of the characters, in particular the antagonists, being very one dimensional.
Jaime's world building is actually really good. The descriptions of the new places the team visits is fantastic and shows a lot of thought. The settings are unique and inventive and fun. However, along the journey to the new system there was a lot of potential places to visit that weren't and are just mentioned casually in passing. It's like the crew traveled the Oregon Trail and went from St Louis to the Pacific without mentioning the plains, the Rockies, etc. other than to say that they went through the mountains. Hopefully (and there is a potential hint at the very end) these places will be explored in further detail in future books.
It's just that some things, too many things, are so convenient. They seemingly make enemies with little or no provocation and then make friends in all the right places. Business associations happen with little difficulty. There are some fun hiccups along the way (the infestation was my favorite).