When in doubt, write the same story again.
This is best read as a short novel plus a related novella.
I wish Shaw had taken his time to develop the story a bit more in this first installment.
Interesting, but not transforming.
A middle of the road SF book - mildly interesting with competent writing, but not exciting.
Doesnt all gel together.
Fans of Orbitsville may be disappointed.
One of those rare books deserving the praise it receives.