Dec 30, 2012: Engrossing young adult science fiction in the tradition of Heinlein. The four teenagers living on this space station have distinct personalities, but they are all intense and driven in their own ways, each having an exceptional talent or passion. They also share in common the burden of dealing with dysfunctional or overbearing parents. Activities such as programming are shown to have roots in the "historic" methods of the present day, but are imaginatively depicted in their far more evolved, technologically advanced future form. Society itself, though, doesn’t seem to have changed as much, except that the kids are so accomplished and careers are extremely competitive. There is an interesting interplay between the characters as the point of view shifts between them and we see each through their own and then each other’s eyes. While Ro, Jem, Barre, and Micah each follow their own motivations, there is something sinister happening on the space station that they are all about to get caught up in.
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