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Not a great read and not his usual standard,
This review is from: Proxima (Kindle Edition)
Baxter is the exemplar of hard science. Perhaps that is where this tale falls short, because the concept of conscripted colonists and exiled criminals being transported on quite expensive interstellar vessels falls at the first hurdle. At such a great distance from Earth you need a colony with resilience. Able to continue in the face of adversity. Not the dregs of society.
This has the effect of turning an extended starship voyage adventure into a slow episode of Prison Break. It had all the same characters.