Thursday, March 13, 2014

Karl Schroeder / Lockstep / Too Interesting To Put Down

I considered putting this story aside
I just wasn't in the groove
Suddenly, I was more than in the groove
I was in the canyon
I had no climbing gear
I had to read myself out of the book

The premise was a nice twist of an old idea
Cryosleep for planet dwellers and space travelers alike
Everyone is awake at the same short periods of time
Everyone asleep at the same long periods of time
Everyone in Lockstep ages together
Very, very, very slowly

Toby, the protagonist, flies off to do a simple job
His space craft has problems
Toby wakes up 14,000 years later
Things have changed

Karl Schroeder; Lockstep
Space Opera / Hard Sci-Fi
Fast enjoyable read
A very likable young protagonist
An interesting fix for no faster than light space travel

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