Alright, so i start reading before bed on a Saturday, and i am so hot to read the rest that i skip my comics, news, and post secret just to see what happens. Carl is a fully realized character, he is grumpy, smart, and always thinking. I liked all of the characters, even the Dr. The ideas presented in the book are plausible, and this adds an edge to the story. I will be keeping this story, to read again and again. I am looking forward to what happens next! I hope this story finds its way to the right desk, i would love to see it published.