- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Publisher: Ace (1990)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B000BN9TXU
- Package Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.7 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,429,857 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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For the first Sci-Fi book I've ever read I can say with complete certainty that I'll be on the hunt for more like this down the road. Though the first half of the book was a bit repetitive at times and it felt more like a documentary on the redshift during that time it didn't really put me off. Everyone has their own styles that they like or don't like. So if you don't enjoy learning about how a fictional spaceship works or aren't concerned with the more technical aspects of space, then I'd say either don't pick this book up or what I really recommend is try and get it for a couple of dollars on a place like amazon.
The characters were surprisingly well thought out in my mind, especially considering many older science fiction books neglect character development. The world building was also similarly good, though a few times I felt like it was taking place in a void. Thinking back on it this story is like a few stories woven together and each story has something that kept my attention. This isn't saying that I didn't get bored and put the book down a few times, it wasn't like that until the end, but that is to say that each scene felt meaningful. In another vein I really enjoyed how unpredictable the actions of different characters were. When viewed again they all made perfect sense. I'd say this is definitely a book I'd read again, although I would skim over a few parts that bored me the first time. If you're on the fence and want what was to me a mixture of adventure, mystery, just enough romance to push the characters on and a well thought out plot then I'd gladly recommend Redshift Rendezvous.
Can First Officer Jason Kraft navigate through this and juggle his duties of taking care of the ship and a mix of mysterious passengers? In a parody of a classic cop movie hero, the answer quoting Kraft, "I know what you're asking yourself: did he shoot ninety–five times or did he shoot ninety–six times?"
An explanation of the physics used in Redshift Rendezvous is found in the extensive appendix. This is helpful for those interested in understanding the science and assumptions made in the story.