Goshdarnnit. Stargate Universe kinda spoiled the ending of this book for me. But that's okay. The book was still quite enjoyable and had me turning the pages rapidly to discover what would be found aboard the ginormous cylindrical ship that slowed down near Mercury. Now I just need a cheat sheet to see how the rest of the series turned out. This is one of those books that I kept seeing referenced here and there, so it's high time I read it.