...the fabric Bova's novels are made with is being stretched too much and begins to tear apart.
As for Terry Brooks (who merged the ‘Knight of the Word’ series with ‘Shannara’) Ben Bova is doing pretty much the same with ‘Voyagers’ and ‘The Grand Tour’.
The novel deals with former 20th century Astronaut Keith Stoner, now endowed with the god-like powers he owes to the alien technology he and his family are able to master, meets with the characters of the Grand Tour Novels at the end of the 21st century.
But this is no longer the world Keith and his family left more than a century before.
Even though the “trick” Bova uses to mix the two different storylines is kind of remarkable this new book appears to me as not as exciting as the previous novels of both the series.
There is lack of action: all along the novel almost nothing happens, furthermore some characters are just sketched leaving the reader with the feeling that something during the reading is missing.
The end of the book leaves (would you expect anything else?) some room for a further sequel…..
Money is money, no surprise, but I’d rather prefer to read something new from Bova genius….....Continua