I have read all the books on here and I must say they were fascinating. The whole mystery behind Aurora city kept me reading because I had to know what was going on. This was probably my favorite by the writer followed by fatal boarding. All the books kept me going in a similar way. As for the Cassell-Markman series, Cassiopia and Scott make such a fun combo of two different characters that mesh well together.
This book makes one really contemplate the human race, our psychology, beliefs, and actions. If we were the first race into space and found a weaker race what would happen? Even the ending makes one question everything even more.
Wow that was quite the read and well done. Your after thoughts on alien life and why they would ever contact us is on track with my thoughts as well. However, it would not make for an exciting read! This was a well thought out concept and ideas of generation ships. Great job on imagining a type of first contact that is not benign.
I greatly enjoyed this book and the philosophy behind it all. The idea of Scale Free is quite interesting. Would I kill my body to free my mind? Would I kill my child's body to free their mind? Fascinating stuff. The plot the revolves around all this is quite suspenseful as well, but with a predictable end not because of the writing, but because of human nature.