Excellent read. Even better than Book 1.
A Time Odyssey
Clarke, Arthur C., Baxter, Stephen
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7.75 x 5.50 x 0.50 Inches
The second book of the Time Odyssey continues to deliver. Lots of references to the Space Odyssey books. Very heavy on hard science topics. I.e., what happens when a gas giant 15 times the mass of Jupiter crashes into our sun? Characters are a bit one dimensional. Looking forward to reading the 3rd book of the cycle.
Lots of interesting science, not a whole lot of good story. I mean, it was good enough to carry me through, but not to make me want to read the rest of the series. I'd probably have liked it a lot more when I was young and avidly curious about astronomy and cosmology. I do recommend it only if you can sit down in chunks - reading a few pp at a time wouldn't be v. effective.
Much better and more exciting plot than the first book in the series however still develops at a painfully slow pace and requires a few suspension of disbeliefs (i.e. why would two key characters fail to meet for most of the book). Also, so say that it is anticlimactic would be an understatement as the slow build culminated into an intense event that is never brought to closure- just skipped over in the next chapter. I mellowly enjoyed the story but not excited about the style.
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