|I picked up this book because I’m a big fan of Leo Frankowski’s Cross-time Engineer series of books. Well, it didn’t disappoint me one bit. It’s the story of Lt. Thomas Melville, the captain of a ship sailing Two-Space, the two-dimensional “flatland” that has taken man to the stars. But in order to access it mankind had to give up almost all modern technology since Flatland tends to destroy it in minutes. What’s left is an interstellar civilization at approximately an Elizabethan/Edwardian level of technology. Against this backdrop Lt. Melville must fight his way through alien enemies in order to warn his allies of an impending attack.
It’s a good book with great character development, though I did think that the ending was a little rushed. There’s another book in the series coming out soon and I’ll be looking forward to reading it once I get the to-read stack a little lower.