After exhausting planet Earth, humanity has moved out to live "on the stars."
With your closest neighbor lightyears away, the “on the stars” lifestyle guarantees a level of privacy unmatched in human history. But even ultimate privacy doesn’t need to come at a cost when modern technology can instantly whisk you back to civilization.
But when that modern technology unexpectedly fails, three private vessels find themselves completely unprepared for the isolation that follows. The three crews have very different strategies to cope with a radical change to the status quo.
Will they have the supplies and wherewithal to survive the weeks and months that it will take to get back to civilization?
Plot: The underlying premise here, that humans are able to inhabit stars, depends on science to to present a plausible scenario. Rather than explaining the science as the story unfolds, however, the author spends considerable time at the beginning explaining Doors, Locations, Collections and more, all in one long passage. The details are simply overwhelming. The story would be better served if the author would interweave these technical components with the storyline to help the reader digest these more complex points in stages.
Prose/Style: The author is a strong writer who is especially capable when it comes to conveying emotion through dialogue.
Originality: The author demonstrates a high degree of creativity in detailing an elaborate universe where life exists on stars. It's a unique and intriguing proposition.
Character Development/Execution: The author does a highly effective job with characterization, particularly through astute dialogue. The characters here are expressive, which provides the reader insight into how they think.
Date Submitted: May 25, 2021