First let me say this - I was born in 1972. I grew up with Star Trek, Dune, Star Wars, and all the other sci-fi odd movies, & Tv shows.
I needed to tell you that because I'm pretty sure that's effected how I felt about the book.
The author has named one of the bad guys..Khan. Some of you may not know who Khan is, but to some one from my generation. This is all we see in our head when we read the word "Khan"
or for the newer fans...
Seriously, I could not get either of those images out of my head.
Other things she's included in this book
A TRACTOR BEAM!
(yes picture Kyle MacLachlan riding one here)
I kinda felt like this could have been a historical novel , you know minus the "aliens".