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Promise not delivered
on 6 January 2016
I really wanted to enjoy this series; the premise was encouraging and plausible enough - Asteroid mining, Solar System exploring, WWIII avoiding Pre-human earthling culture & technology encountering. Unfortunately, in my opinion the delivery is sadly lacking. The characters are 1 dimensional, the supposed major scenes are flat and delivered in matter of fact prose and the whole series (so far) drifts along like a teenage diary, "we did this then this happened then we had beer and Jonesy drank a lot oh and we collected treasure." One aspect that became particularly irksome was the constant listing of what supplies were loaded and what treasure was found " we shipped 4 tons of this and 2 tons of that and 500lbs of the BEST COFFEE IN THE WORLD." On the asteroid we mined "THE BIGGEST MOST VALUABLE DIAMONDS EVER and LOTS AND LOTS OF GOLD AND OTHER VALUABLE METAL STUFF.
I won't be continuing with Mr Wades offering as it was like reading an accountants version of what should have been one of mankind's most epic periods of discovery.