Smile awhile and while you smile – another smiles
And soon there are miles and miles of smiles
And life’s worth while
Because you Smile.”
― Kathleen J. Edgar
When you re-read a classic, you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in yourself than there was before.
-Clifton Fadiman, editor and critic
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
In this futuristic novel, since FTL was not possible, a physical distortion of time and space called the Flow manifested itself very fortuitously, enabling humanity to spread all over the galaxy.
What was the Flow? “A multidimensional brane-like metacosmological structure that intersects with local time-space in a topographically complex manner, influenced partially and chaotically but not primarily by gravity, in which the ships accessing it don’t move in any traditional sense…” and more such mumbo-jumbo.
I call this book a poor man’s version of Peter F. Hamilton’s impeccably crafted space operas.