on Jan. 02, 2013
I have to admit being taken by this book almost as much because, as despite, its lack of polish. The jagged edges suit the devil-may-care spirit of the narrative. Reminiscent of an era when breaking rules in the pursuit of greatness was not only tolerated, but celebrated. This is old-school science fiction—not the modern hedonistic pablum that masquerades as the genre today.
It's a rollicking yarn of intrigue and suspense sometimes held together duct tape, but well worth the read. The science requires a healthy suspension of disbelief, but the concepts are compelling enough to keep interest. I love the pioneering spirit of the book. Highly recommend the read!