Review of 'Raft'

Raft by Stephen Baxter

One of Baxter's older novels, this focuses on the story of a Rees, a “mine rat” working in a universe where the laws of physics are much different than our own – where the gravitational constant is a billion times stronger than ours. This causes these refugees from our universe to adapt in unforseen ways and also causes great tensions as it slowly comes to light that the nebula they depend on for life is dying and that it will take an exceptional person to lead them to salvation. An intriguing if somewhat bizarre book full of not terribly convincing but interesting characters. As might be expected Baxter's science is fantastic and makes the book quite an enjoyable, light read.

Rating: “A bit better than average”

Genre: Science Fiction

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