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4.0 out of 5 stars excellent sequel that reveals great ambitions, 15 Aug. 2011
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rob crawford "Rob Crawford" (Balmette Talloires, France) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Across the Sea of Suns (Galactic Center) (Paperback)
We have here the continuation of Nigel Walmsley's journey, starting from a research base on the moon and heading with alien technology deep into space, where humans suspect someone is trying to signal them from. Meanwhile, the earth is experiencing an incredible and unusual invasion - intelligent aliens seeded into the sea and a host of deadly parasites - that is played out in a survival drama on an island. This island drama is extremely well written, very subtle in all the things implied and what the few survivors are compelled to do; it alone is worth the price of admission.

Of course, the grand plan that Nigel is discovering, a titanic battle on an evolutionary scale between organic beings and machine intelligences, is the heart of the story. Benford is brilliant with the details he brings to this, in a long space flight where humans can change their sexes and engage in all sorts of petty intrigues (Nigel as the ever-disobedient iconoclast with his enhanced creative intelligence). It is an interesting vision that moves along quickly and is great intellectual entertainment. Where they end up is equally surprising, both in its outcome and where it points for the humans to try next, in what promises to be a long series.

Recommended as excellent hard scifi.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 3 Feb. 2015
This review is from: Across the Sea of Suns (Galactic Center) (Paperback)
Good story line and believable characters
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