Sailing Bright Eternity (Galactic Center, Bk 6)
Sailing Bright Eternity - Galactic Center, Bk 6 Author:Gregory Benford In the sixth novel of his Galactic Center epic, Benford brings the series to a dramatic close with a peek into humanity's future 37,000 years hence. Nigel Walmsley, twentieth-century Earth's first starship traveler, who figured in the saga's first installment, In the Ocean of Night (1977), returns to recount recent adventures inside ... more »the Esty, an anomalous shelter of space-time existing outside a black hole near the galaxy's true center. Walmsley's listener is Toby Bishop, the adolescent protagonist of Furious Gulf , whose family and fellow humans have been decimated by an insidious, machine-based life-form known as the mechs. Together, Walmsley, Toby, and the remnants of Toby's family must find the means to outwit the mechs before they penetrate the Esty and destroy all trace of humanity.« less
I read this book because I had to see how the story ended. It was semi-satisfying. There are a lot of heavy concepts in the book, and the time span is a massive scale. I feel this was a good way to wrap things up, but some of it felt rushed/not thought out. A big chunk of the book reads like a young adult novel, continuing to deal with Toby's coming of age, with a little Mark Twain vibe thrown in for good measure. I don't know that I would recommend the series to anyone but the most die-hard sci-fi fans.