‘Dry Towards The End’
I get the feeling that the last third of the book is what the author really wanted to write, and the first two-thirds were just to get us all to that stage.
Unfortunately, it was the first two-thirds of the book that I preferred.
There’s a lot to like throughout the book. It’s quite imaginative, and the research from companies he’s worked with also really helped. There are, as always, a few good yarns too.
The last third of the book felt less like a story (or part of a story) and more like a dry non-fiction history that just happened to be of a fictional universe. I preferred the more direct narrative approach of the first two-thirds.