Overkill – Robert Buettner – [rating=4]
When I started reading this novel, I didn’t realise it was part of a larger universe. Pretty much all the way through, too. It’s that good at dropping information on you gently. I’m planning on picking up the first series at some point soon. This novel is the first in a new series.
It’s not, at first at least, a novel with a grand scope. You know a bit about the universe in which it’s set, but it has a fairly tight focus on three characters; one of them in first person with a second being narrated. The third is from omniscient view point, which fits well with them.
As always, I really don’t want to get into spoilers. Spoilers are a bad thing. And as such, what I can say is limited. But it is a well defined universe, with a fairly hard sci-fi setting. The softest thing would be the jump drive, but it’s a point to point drive. And no huge screeds of physics. It’s just there. 🙂
Worth reading. My biggest complaint? The first series doesn’t appear to be available in an ebook format.