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Excellent read but takes a while (pun intended)
on 4 July 2014
Once you embrace the neo-classical prose, you realize the author cleverly uses that delivery tactic to put the reader in the zone, the prose "evolves" with the story, I haven't checked but I suspect the word "yonder" must have an inclusion on every page. I fully accept that the author is describing a timeline story and needs to impact the reader with the longevity of immortals and he does that well.
And hats off to him for touching on the issues later in the story which would arise with greater information distribution in the media, which would only be 100 times worse now with social media but he could see that coming; Visionary stuff - which is why we read it.
Regretfully for me, it did fail to deliver in the final stages as I think so much more could have been done to round it off - I first read this on original publication on paper no less and revisiting it still held the same wonder of a good story.