The Risen Empire
Publish date: March 1st 2003
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
Series: Succession (#1)
Too much unexplained nonsense, or badly explained sentences, and an overwhelming, impressive amount of meaningless technobabble: stasis fields, nanomachines, millimeter radars, high-frequency sonars, mechanopheromones, flexorcarbon, exoskeletal servomotors, hyper-oxygenated plasmanalog..."In fact, f...
I just couldn't get into it. The characters and their motives stayed at a distance I couldn't cross. Just an OK book overall.
This would get 4 stars for cleverness, technology fun, and broad sweep, but it's not at all freestanding and ends on a cliffhanger. It's really "part 1" rather than "first in a series" and can't stand alone. The technology is really fun, though, and the world building extensive and enjoyable.
I've been meaning to read this forever, but hadn't quite gotten around to it. Then, on a quick library run to pick up a request that had come in, Veronica was talking about reading Uglies, and how much she was loving it, and how Peeps is currently her favorite book. So, he was fresh in mind and I am...
I think that objectively, this was a better book than his "Specials" series, but somehow, it just didn't grab me emotionally. I'm still going to read the sequel, since I already have it.
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