I finally managed to get to the abrupt ending of Peter F. Hamilton’s Pandora’s Star. It was agonizingly long. I stayed with it thinking that the end was drawing near. After nearly a thousand pages, the story stops at a minor cliffhanger. I did not realize it was just part one of a series of books. I don’t know if I’m ready to dive into book two just yet. The opening for this book is great and illustrates what happens when a disruptive technology is invented. The middle of this book introduces so many characters and sub-plots that it is hard to keep them all straight. By the end of the first book you are still waiting for the plot threads to come together. It’s good sci-fi but it is a commitment.