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|Posted by Haladar on 4/16/2005|
|This story has all the elements of an incredibly goos sci-fi story, capable of being gripping both technically and philosophically.
Unfortunately, an unusual sort of writing structure that is neither boring no exciting dominates this book, which doesn't really bring out the most interesting details of either the societies represented in this book, or the technology they employ.
Luckily, I'm not the type of person to demand an exciting, action packed, Michael Crichton type book. As such, I can appreciate the solid foundation of the book, even as I bemoan the fact that this book fails the realize it's potential to turn a solid foundation into an explosive and gripping story.
Still, the slower, somber way in which it is written has a strange sort of value, and makes it memorable in it's own way, and I can only assume that, since this writing style is continued in the sequel (The Ethos Effect), Modesitt prefers this kind of not-quite-exciting writing style as well.
Just remember, this kind of book is not for impatient and spontaneous readers, but those who can take their time reading a book, and actually enjoy doing so.