Yahtzee is an excellent writer, who somehow manages to capture and produce beautiful, living and breathing worlds… then goes on to populate said worlds with characters who are acutely unrealistic and severely brain damaged. It is essentially a blend of masterful writing skill and pure creativity.
It doesn’t matter if we master interstellar travel or gain a near god-like understanding of quantum physics. In the end, you can trust one variable never to change; humanity will remain petty and dumb as a rock.
McKeown glower at the stars like they owe him, like they used to be best friends and now are nothing but lies and betrayal. The golden era of swashbuckling space adventuring long since gone. McKeown has just about closed shop when everything goes appropriately wrong at the right moment.
This might be my absolute favorite of Yahtzee’s books. It has everything he did great with his previous two books and more! If you enjoy his other books, you will enjoy this one. Guaranteed by the Star Pilot Volunteer Peacekeeping Corps.