In the year 2066 an unidentified object is spotted approaching Saturn and slowing down speed as if to land. The government is sent into a flurry of activity trying to figure out how to build a ship that will make the journey to Saturn before the Chinese can launch their own mission in a race to see what is out there and obtain the technology that would be needed for such a ship.
I had such high hopes for this novel when I first read about it but unfortunately this is another case of it just wasn’t for me. The synopsis sounded like a great sci-fi thrill ride but to me it reads more like a text book with all the technological and scientific information constantly included which made the actual story and characters get buried under my boredom of information overload.
The first half or so reminded me greatly of the space race back in the sixties where the US was in a rush to be the first into space and then to actually land on the moon. It was the gathering of the team to take on the task, the building of a ship and all that should end up exciting waiting to see if they launch and make it to space but instead it’s detail after detail of every little part of the build. From there I’d hope it’d pick up but unfortunately it really didn’t.
In the end just not my cup of tea but not a bad read if you like overly descriptive technological details to support a plot.
I won this book from Goodreads First Reads.