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on 21 November 2013
The most irritating thing about this book is the regular misuse of words. As well as the usual 'breech' instead of 'breach', which seems to be a disease with some new writers of e-books, there is a persistent misuse of other words, the use of 'infinitive' instead of 'infinite' used consistently throughout the book. In other places a word has been replaced by a similar sounding but entirely wrong one. This jarred on me and spoiled my reading. It seems as if this has been dictated using a speech to text software and then not properly proofread.
OK, apart from that, what do I think of the ideas used in the book; not much. There does seem to be a lot of logical inconsistencies to the physics. For example, at one point later in the book the alien enemy are able to squash exploding antimatter bombs so they don't hurt their damaged ships, but are vulnerable to a spaceship crashing into them. The author also doesn't seem to keep track of facts on occasion: at one point the heroes are said to regain contact with the aliens after 200 years, at another after 300 years, and at one point he says that spiders survived on a devastated earth, but later says even cockroaches were killed off. I am OK with some space opera where the science is sketchy, but here the author seems to rely on conventional ideas of physics but then gets in a logical muddle which is irritating. There is an interesting story line in here, though I'm not sure how original