Andromeda Stories 3
June 26, 2008
Um. Let me say that I really liked the ending (for the most part anyway, I liked the idea of the ending, but the incest angle was a little unsettling), but the rest of this volume was really, really a mess. Well, I also kind of liked the explanation of the computers, and by that I mean the explanation was adequate and not confusing. I don’t know how I actually felt about that part of the story.
Affle finally figures into the story, except a twist which doesn’t make much sense is figured in. Not only does the twist not make sense, it’s also something that the psychic society feels like they should ignore for no reason. Affle was also extremely disagreeable and just made me cranky. I can understand Affle’s reluctance to participate since NOTHING is explained directly to Affle, but it’s frustrating to see Affle just reject things over and over again, prolonging the story when I just want it to end.
Lots of fighting happens. Lots of fighting. The robots take over most of the planet, and mount several attacks directly on the rebel base. Jimsa’s robot companions have the technology to fight them off, but this just encourages more attacks and more fighting. Il comes back, but her role is not as significant as you would have thought. Il, the elder of the psychic tribe, and Jimsa’s robots all serve a purpose to illustrate the contrast in different conquered civilizations and their level of technology when robots took over. I kind of liked that comparison too, but other than that…
Yeah. Lots of fighting, and lots of characters being unreasonable. I just did not really like this series.