Customer Reviews for

Newton's Wake: A Space Opera

Average Rating 4
( 11 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(3)

4 Star

(5)

3 Star

(2)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(1)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 11 Customer Reviews
Page 1 of 1
  • Posted December 28, 2011

    through the gates of amusing paradox

    How can a young woman's first mission of battlefield "archeology" go so wrong?

    In "Newton's Wake", Ken MacLeod takes the reader to a future history grounded in the mystery and folly of our present technological time. As with the best space opera, hard science and satire intermingle in an interesting plot to permit ideas to be made more entertaining by the characters who live them. A technological catastrophe creates a universe in which the people are recognizably human, but the settings as exotic as space itself. The work shapes up into a clash of cultures and of visions of humanity, all told within characters whose behavior is not that far removed from our own time.

    The narrative covers a great deal of ground in a few pages, yet the story never feels rushed or threadbare. The author wisely does not tell us all the details of his universe, but allows an allusion here and a reference there for the benefit of the jigsaw-loving reader. At the end, I was left pleased with the ride, but ready to return to the folly of my own reality.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2013

    A great Sci-Fi read!

    Finished Newton's Wake yesterday and found the book very entertaining. The book is about the Carlyles, a family (more like a Mob Syndicate) and their control over the worm holes through-out the galaxy. During an expedition through a new work hole, they end up on a new planet and find some pre-human gear but are soon detained by the planets occupants, who are also human.

    How did they get there, well, the earth had a huge fallout and a global war. Everyone migrated into space...almost everyone...and this is where the story begins.

    Is it a Space Opera...yes!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2014

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 11 Customer Reviews
Page 1 of 1