Don't want to launch into a huge diatribe here BUT...
The story is good. The plot is unique and fascinating. The characters are interesting enough to keep you engaged.
However, Ben Bova writes his female characters as if they're damsels in distress from a 19th century romance novel written by an over-imaginative incell. I got through the first two books, but ended up giving up half-way through the third - couldn't take the way he described the uber-brilliant hyer-educated female protagonist as if she was just waiting around for a man to save her. The minute she falls in love with the main character, she goes from being an accomplished and independent woman with her own views, to a shallow and fainting girl who needs to be carried about like she has no mind of her own and desperately needs a man's validation.
In all honesty, please don't let your kids read this unless you want them to think women are objects that need saving.
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Death Wave (Engelska) Inbunden – 17 November 2015
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- Utgivare : Tor Books (17 November 2015)
- Språk : Engelska
- Inbunden : 411 sidor
- ISBN-10 : 0765379503
- ISBN-13 : 978-0765379504
BEN BOVA is the author of more than a hundred works of science fact and fiction, including Able One, Leviathans of Jupiter and the Grand Tour novels, including Titan, winner of John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best novel of the year. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation in 2005, and in 2008 he won the Robert A. Heinlein Award "for his outstanding body of work in the field of literature." He is President Emeritus of the National Space Society and a past president of Science Fiction Writers of America, and a former editor of Analog and former fiction editor of Omni. As an editor, he won science fiction's Hugo Award six times. Dr. Bova's writings have predicted the Space Race of the 1960s, virtual reality, human cloning, the Strategic Defense Initiative (Star Wars), electronic book publishing, and much more. He lives in Florida.
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Not impressedGranskad i Storbritannien den 6 juli 2018
Like the 1st novel in the trilogy New Earth, I was disappointed in this 2nd novel too. Very uninspired plot and flat characters. I only read this as I had already purchased the trilogy together. I hope the 3rd novel is better.
I remember reading Ben Bova books as a teenager but ...Granskad i Kanada den 12 februari 2018
I remember reading Ben Bova books as a teenager but, whether it's this one or just me, the plot is rather simple (fast-paced but superficial), the characterization very old-fashioned and simplistic (for example, I'm don't usually take notice of the male-female roles but in this book, they're straight out of the 1950s). I just gave up after about 100 pages.
When good writers get too old....Granskad i Kanada den 11 augusti 2019
Interesting premise, BUT.... Lame character development, superfluous wardrobe descriptions, gender roles right out of the mid-20th Century......nothing even close to the quality of writing I remember from him as a younger man.