on 12 September 2000
He really does write good books, Robert Sawyer. He's something a bit different in the SF world that he concentrates on people as well as stories and always has characters that you really feel for.
The book's described as a whodunnit in space, but to me it's more of a whathappened in space. It's fairly obvious who's covering up from early on in the book, but the story unfolds revealing a shocking conclusion. The exchange between Jason, the ship board computer and Aaron towards the end of the book is superb.
If I have one critism of Sawyer's books it's that the endings seem a little rushed, and this is no exception.
But it would be churlish to complain too much about such a wonderful writer.