What a page turner this was. I was pulled in from the very start. This is the first in a trilogy. I checked out PBS and saw that the second book, Plague War, was not available, so I ordered it from Amazon. Kind of bummed because I finished this book and the second hasn't arrived yet. Something to look forward to.
Really good read. I appreciated that the author did not beat to death any aspect of the book. There is just the right balance of earth, computer and space science, politics and pathos. There are no hard lines marking out the bad guys from the good guys. Very well drawn ending.
I'm a pretty harsh critic of sci-fi, and while this one wasn't what I would call *hard* sci-fi, I was captivated by the story and the characters, and found it to be a compelling book. I will definitely look forward to the two sequels by Carlson.
Very interesting if not all that long. It is reminiscent of end of the world type books "The Stand" and "Cell" by Stephen King. While it is not as well written as those books it is still a good read and well worth the time.
As much as I tried the book felt like a flatliner. Having read a tad more than the first third I was hoping for some more sci-fi details and much more excitement. Instead I got the story of some survivors who live above the surviving altitude of nanoprobes which have turned badly against humanity, eating them from the inside out.
A few of the survivors make their way to another camp where they are obviously needed, as a barely surviving visitor told them. He promised them food and shelter and most of all safety.
I never read to the point if he spoke the truth or not.
Sounds interesting but believe me, the story develops flatter than a pancake.