13 June 2015

Review: The Fold

I struggle a bit to describe what this book is. While part of it is the way this book shifts, the best description I can have is to think about what Stargate might be with a different take on the physics behind it.

The story is about a group of government scientists working on a top secret discovery. Mike, who is in a position to investigate the project, learns that they've developed a door of sorts that can bridge long distances, and, even better, it appears to be completely safe. It almost sounds too good to be true, and yet...

This book is a pretty simple premise and has the extra benefit of throwing a lot of fun curveballs along the way. The premise itself will tell you whether you have an interest, and there aren't really strong hard sci-fi elements to trip you up in the dimensional physics of the whole concept. If I have a complaint, it's just how the shift in the narrative toward the end feels a little out of place from the rest of the book, but that's ultimately a personal preference and not really a condemnation of the book even though it doesn't completely work. With that said, though, this was a really fun read on a whole and I pretty much enjoyed the ride throughout.

Definitely recommended for a fun science fiction ride.

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