I've tried three times to get into this book, but every time I start to get a little curious about the story, I'm smacked in the face with an overt similarity to Joss Whedon's Firefly. It was just too distracting to me for the characters to be so similar yet just off enough to be jarring when you start to expect them to act the same. [return][return]I suppose if I'd never seen the Firefly series, the book would be just fine. It does a good job of making you wonder just what is the story of each of the characters, since there was only one character whose backstory was even partially covered by chapter 12. [return][return]Ultimately, I had to leave this book unrated and tag it 'DNF' for 'did not finish'.