This is yet another entertaining and thought-provoking story by Peter Cawdron. You can read the synopsis in other reviews so I will not repeat it here. What I will say is how it made me feel. I went from “I really want to be alive when they discover other intelligent life in the universe” to “I’m soooooo happy that they haven’t found anything and I hope they never will” and back again. Writing that makes you think like this takes true ability. I know that the phrase “I couldn’t put it down” is kind of overused but this is exactly how it happened in my case. I really wanted to know what happened next!
As usual, part of the reason why I like Mr. Cawdron’s work is because he crafts his stories using good science and when he speculates or takes literary scientific license, he does it in a plausible way. There is a deep respect for science in Mr. Cawdron’s work. Furthermore, in his writings science is not part of the background; rather, it is one of the main characters and that’s how you win a scientist’s heart!
The only thing that I would have liked about the book is more, meaning that there was space for further exploration of the story and its characters, and I would love to read a second part of this book. Keep them coming!
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