Describing the episodic nature of the story where each new world is presented as a separate chapter akin to a short story, he says that several of the new worlds that Douglas has envisioned are “a pleasure to discover”. He equates the reader’s role with that of the story’s mission controllers as observers, while commending the dispassionate narrative style and passiveness of voice as a deft accomplishment. He goes on to say it is a book of the “mind rather than the heart, one that enquires rather than arouses. In showing us alien forms, Thompson illuminates human assumptions and limitations whilst offering fresh perspectives on our lives.”
You can read the full review on the British Fantasy Society website.