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Godspeed by Charles Sheffield
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Apr 11, 11

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bookshelves: science-fiction, young-adult-fiction
Read in April, 2011

This early Sheffield book seemed like an attempt at something like the Heinlein juvenile SF novels of the 1950s, but much updated. While not great, it was very readable, and the story was exciting. My only complaint with it was that most of the adults acted like total idiots at least once during the story, sometimes with fatal results. Even the "reliable" adult characters let the reader down. The teen characters were much more believable than any of the adults, by the end of the book. Well, the villain wasn't as much of an idiot, but even he fell into the "Gee, here's a powerful and mysterious device...let's push this button" trap too many times for my taste.

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