After some of the others I've read, this novel was rather disappointing. It's basically and literally "gang wars in space," between two 1980s factions, mods and rockers. I'm not interested in gangs normally, and setting this petty rivalry in space didn't make it any more interesting. In fact, the Doctor and Fritz spent most of the time pointing out exactly how petty it was. I didn't really care about the characters either, and the prose was dry. Compassion--my favorite EDA charrie so far--didn't have much of a role either, so overall, I'd rate this as one to skip.