Definitively not bad. The characters are not the best but the techonological and scientific points and their effects on society are well treated.
Probably closer to 2.5 stars. This is my first foray into Clarke or Baxter and it is a solid enough story.
The story focuses on the technological advancements brought about by a man and his family that allow at first for instantaneous communication between points but then leads to the end of privacy as the technology matures to the point where people can create wormhole cameras anywhere. Eventually, people are able to also look into the past as well.
The story is decent and raises some thought provoking questions about privacy and humanity in general. However, I found the characterization a bit on the weak side and it ended up taking a bit of the luster off what could have been an excellent story.
I prefer Orson Scott Card's Pastwatch, though to be fair The Light of Other Days deals with more than just 'past viewing' tech....Continua