You know, just this thing to be consumed between real books... Having read it, I feel eager to tackle something better, richer, more sublime. The premise warrants the three stars. The characters are interchangeable and the plot's completely predicable. The fun is in seeing how he fleshes out the premise. Occasionally the dialogue is funny, though it has that quality that writers who were too influenced by Douglas Adams has. But does anyone read Scalzi for the quality of his prose? It feels a little beside the point.
Published April 5, 2022