Gerald M. Weinberg
on April 30, 2013 :
It was with some trepidation that I began to read Naero's Run. It is well and truly a space opera, and over the years, I've become more demanding of space operas. They're like the little girl with the curl: When they're good, they're very very good, but when they're bad, they're horrid.
Well, much to my delight, Naero's Run is one of the good ones. It has all the usual fantastic tech, plus some original stuff to spice up a fast-moving story. To top it off, I fell in love with Naero, as she made her run to save the galaxy from unspeakable tyrants.
It's pure entertainment, and that's exactly what I want my space opera's to be. As a bonus, the story raises some important philosophical questions, but doesn't slow down a bit for them. If you're a fan, you'll be pleased you read Naero's Run.
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)