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Top Customer Reviews
Definitely worth reading for all fans of Brin or hard SF in general.
The book follows an expedition to a comet that turns out to be much much more. While the world starts out not too futuristic, it evolves into something far, far weirder. The final world described rivals even Larry Niven at his best and weirdest.
It is excellent, atmospheric, weird with a good does of action. It's mystical in a certain way I cant describe, and the ending is excellent.
While I love this book, I will warn people that because it is hard 'Sci-Fi' it may not be for every ones taste. This book is a masterpiece, but it may not be easy reading. I have given this book to a few of my friends and none of them have ever successfully got into it. This
If you like hard sci-fi, and you have read a lot of serious sci-fi, this is recommended. But beware that this is not all that it seems, and some people may find it hard going, especially if you are after easy reading.
In Summary, this book is highly recommended.
The theme of genetically enhanced humans (Percells) and the rivalry between them and the normal humans is explored. Some consider this an overworked theme, but the authors here approach it from a logical perspective.
This is a good read and quite recommended for science-fiction readers.
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A masterpiece of a novel with some excellent hard science (as you would expect from two luminaries in the field) and far-reaching concepts. Read morePublished on 10 Feb. 2014 by Doctor Ex
The 'hard science' of a trip to Halley's Comet reads quite well (although how the 'fast trip' crew manage to 'loose' 1/3rd of their 'slow boat' support team is beyond belief -... Read morePublished on 12 Jan. 2011 by ComputerSteve