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5.0 out of 5 stars
Too detailed? Love it !, 26 Oct. 2013
Brilliant book about the not too distant future where technology has not given humans godlike powers yet. Limitation in human capabilities make this book more down to earth. It also opens the door for new angles to technologies which are more plausible and realistic, like planetary bombardment by high speed mass as opposed to lasers.
The book tends to dwell on events which are not key to the main theme, but these moments are important to reflect on how people feel and make decisions in the future. When reading a sf book I would like to feel how life will turn out in the future not only to get a logically sound detective / action story.
Another virtue of the book is that it gives answers to most of the questions not leaving many things in the open.
And finally we have extraterrestrials which are several steps ahead of humanity's technological level, as is expected by statistics.
Cannot wait for the 3rd part !