I have read the book and I have read the reviews posted on this site. As for the book, there are new characters and a continuing story line that can lead the story for Spinward Fringe into a whole new direction. Is it "gritty"? Yes! Does it have some editing problems? Yes! Does it mean that the story isn't good? NO! Will it refined? Well, duh...of course it will. Very good R.L.! Kudos to you on a great story! Patiently waiting for Broadcast 7. Thank you R.L.!