A good Buck Rogers story, with plenty of action but also accidents (usually being knocked unconscious) that lead to various situations where he has to use his initiative and old style thinking to escape. In this volume, he flees the Inner City and heads into Anarchia, following various leads and visiting sights (Mount Rushmore, Salt Lake) as he tries to trace his descendants. He ends up on an asteroid in a distant solar system, where the draconians are engaging in some wild science to enable them to conquer another region in space. The relationships with Wilma Deering and Princess Amidala are developed well, and Kane and Huer are their usual selves. The end reveal about his descendants works well too. For those only familiar with the film or TV series, the characters are basically the same, although there are some differences in technology - notably that Twiki plays a very minor role. The technology is a laugh at times - the robot secretary uses a proper typewriter! Pacing is good, and Buck Rogers is never too much of a hero - it doesn't take much for him to get captured or knocked out, which keeps the realism more than in similar books.