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A disappointing book from a good author,
This review is from: The Return (Voyagers) (Mass Market Paperback)
Keith Stoner and his family return to Earth at the end of their interstellar trip, which was started in Voyagers III. They return to a Solar System which is much changed.
Mr. Bova has spent the years since writing Voyagers III writing his "Grand Tour of the Solar System" series, in which he describes a future history of Earth at odds with itself - incredible technical advances on the one hand, coupled with religious fundamentalism (Muslim, Christian and you name it) on the other. In this book he attempts to merge the two series by using the "many worlds" theory of Quantum Mechanics to introduce Stoner et al. into the "Grand Tour" hustory. The attempt is not successful.