Monday, June 4, 2012

Further: Beyond the Threshold - Chris Roberson

A far future space opera with a Buck Rogers twist. A generation ship commander on a long-term cryomission to a nearby star wakes up and finds out that he has slept a long time by quite a lot of millenia. This interstellar Entelechy consists of members both human and artificial and his being found and revived provides novelty and a chance to gain the funding for building an actual expensive and experiment FTL ship to complement the realy, really slow expansion by sublight wormhole towing they currently experience. Complete with chimpanzee surgeon, orca engineer and robot astrogator with our Buck Rogers elected to be captain by the AI majority shareholders. Exploration time to desirable destinations of course can meet with nasty opposition, even in a utopian setting. 3.5 out of 5

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