I absolutely loved the book. It has the serious science fiction of Baxter with the humor of Pratchett that has become so popular that fans won't be surprised at the idea of a main character also being a soda machine.
But here's the thing ...
The book ...
The same damn thing happened when I read Fight Club author Chuck Pahalinamachuvkama-whater's last book, the hilarious Breakfast Club meets Dante's Inferno novel Damned. See, no one told me that this was a series, so I blasted my way through the novel, only to discover AT THE END that the book I just finished reading is part one of some big ass planned series and now I am stuck waiting two or three or fuck knows HOW LONG for the next book to come out.
I HATE waiting!