Fan of Sci Fi, Literature, History, Business/Economics, Philosophy and writing. My readings keep migrating away from the overview and into the technical.
As great as the world building is, and as much as it, maybe inadvertently, seems to continue from the Mars trilogy, the story is flat and Swan is unlikable. Unlike Mars, which worked as a future history, this seemed to be more of a mystery, a mystery that kept getting sidetracked and one that the main character didn't always seem to care about. I have heard others describe this as an important book, which I won't dispute. Robinson has previously written dire warnings about environmental catastrophe that were far more readable than this.