If sci-fi for you equals rebels flying to battle against an evil empire, or aliens ivading the Earth, then sadly, this book is not for you.
"The Broken God - Book One of a Requium for Homo-Sapiens" is set thousands of years into the future, humankind is spread across the galaxy, and there are aliens and they our "friends".
This book is not a shallow shoot-em-up however, nor does it dazzle you with technology, hoping to distract you from a story lacking in depth. This book is about the Human condition, compassion and truth, and a young man's struggle to come to terms with life.
Yes, there is technology, and yes, there are space ships. Zindell's theories however, are so vivid, so realistic, your mind will reel, as a virtual overload of information is thrust into your mind.
"Neverness", Zindell's first novel, just prepares you for the sheer story-telling brilliance that is "The Broken God".
A truely uplifting experience.