it's a wonderful Science Fiction novel so far. I don't think it will outperform Version Control, from earlier this year--and yes, there are a few similarities sneaked in amongst major differences--but I am very happy, and, of course, occasionally in awe. naturally, I fear the Juggernaut, but until whatever that thing is makes an actual appearance, I'm morbidly enjoying the adventures of the scattered humans who have resumed mucking about with the...I guess I'll call them time-space gates. addictive frothy SF fun. Happy!