REVIEW: Macrolife by George Zebrowski
REVIEW SUMMARY: Zebrowski has great ideas and you can instantly tell they are well thought-out and advanced. Unfortunately there is no real story and as a result it reads like a non-fiction book.
BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Because resources on planets are inherently finite, life must expand beyond its sunspace and move throughout the galaxies and ultimately the universe. To do so is to become Macrolife – taking it up a level beyond merely a single world. Zebrowski’s example of this are hollowed asteroids turned into starships that are really worldlets.
PROS: Collection of well-conceived and well-constructed ideas on the future.
CONS: Little that engages the reader beyond pure theory; lack of any relevant story.
BOTTOM LINE: Given that Zebrowski’s ideas permeate the rest of the science fiction world you have to give him the nod for creating an extremely compelling set of theories. Unfortunately it feels more like a non-fiction book and is thus somewhat hard to read – be aware before picking this one up and hoping for a piece of pulp-fiction for the summer.
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