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Disappointed on an epic scale!!
on 15 October 2005
After having read Marrow I was ready for the next big Robert Reed novel. However, I got extremely disappointed. I wouldn't say that Robert did any great character development in Marrow but he completely forgot about it in this novel!
Secondly, I clearly remember some Marrow reviewers who didn't like the arguably exaggerated dimensions (e.g. 15000 years later...). I can only recommend for those readers to stay away from Sister Alice as far as possible - we are now talking about 'millions of years'. I found the constant exaggeration of space and time dimensions useless and not adding anything to the story.
The antagonists and protagonists in Sister Alice have god-like powers and are capable of performing everything you would imagine from a god. However, they still haven't mastered to fly faster than light which kind of doesn't fit if you read about all their talents and deeds!
The story was incredible and full of potential, however, the delivery was rushed and also lacking the science part.
I am wondering what Peter F. Hamilton or Alastair Reynolds would have done with such a great plot...