Drive by James S.A. Corey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Prequels can be a tough thing to get right. The reader/audience already knows where things are going. Can you have any real tension? Well, if you’re JSAC, you know a great way to do it – by having it involve none of the characters of the main series and setting it generations in the past. Considering the point of this story is to document how the Epstein drive comes to be, it’s surprisingly touching and personal. Or rather, not surprising at all because my favorite aspects of JSAC’s writing have been the way they can write both a very character-centric plot and keep attention to the details – whether scientific, political, or economic.
A great read that should take you about half an hour or so.
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