If the concept of Mark Twain teaming up with the infamous King John and the gallant Cyrano de Bergerac in building an industry-based republic all the while fighting back Malcolm X with his nation of black zealots, and the armies of warlord Tokugawa Ieyasu, doesn’t blow your mind, there must be something seriously wrong with you.
Still, the book is just a second installment in the epic series, and, like the first, it still feels like a prelude to a bigger story where the real genius of Philip Jose Farmer lies (hopefully).
|Fascinating setting of all of mankind being resurrected on a huge alien planet at the same time||Still feels like a prelude to a grander story|
|Interesting, likable, relatively profound characters||Still not clear what the main story is supposed to be all about|
|Full of cool political machinations, and exciting twists|
|Enlightening on the personality of many historical leaders|
|Cool, sinister atmosphere of a mysterious planet-scale conspiracy hangs over the story|