Had I decided to skip this story, which I read in a matter of hours, I would have missed out on a very creative piece by an award winning author. This is a smart science fiction story, and all the science sounds plausible and most of the time wasn’t too much over my head. Near the end there was a few parts where my eyes glazed over and I had no clue what what being mentioned, but it didn’t affect my enjoyment of the story. Science was never my strong point in school, despite the fact that I do enjoy science fiction stories tremendously.
I also enjoyed the story as a study of human nature and the author’s perception to how we would react to an ‘alien invasion’. Unfortunately I don’t think she was very far off. I also liked the twist she threw in for the aliens, and I can’t say anymore and remain spoiler free.
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Cover by Thomas Canty.