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The OUT OF TIME series uses a similar gimmick: Teenagers from various centuries get yanked to the future and issued marching orders against crypic aliens. Unlike the old GL comics, they remember who they are while in the future; like GL, they get their memories erased before going home.
The book at hand is better written than the comic books (no big surprise). The characters are reasonably interesting, if a bit basic, and they interact well. This is science fiction in a fairly Hamiltonian way -- very little discussion of technology, just of the results, but a heavy emphasis on color and imagery and exotic environments.
My two biggest quibbles:
1. The cover sucks, and so does the cover to volume two. The titles and blurbs are hard to read and the photo-illustration is ugly.
2. The book itself reads like it escaped from the Young Adult section -- low page-count, youthful protagonists, clean language, empahsis on consensus-building and lessons learned, etc. I don't particularly mind the approach, but it comes as a surprise, since there's nothing on the book to indicate it is intended for other than an adult audience.