{4.5/5} “But what if you could click a pause button when you leave — a pause button for your whole world? And when you get back from your round-trip, you unpause it and it’s like you were never away? That’s the main reason why our whole world winters over. All the Lockstep worlds pause and unpause on a schedule.”

Lockstep by Karl Schroeder, published in 2014

Toby’s parents owned the planet Sedna. He was on his way to its moon Rockette to claim it when something went wrong with his ship. Hi only choice was to go into hibernation — and when he woke up it was 14 000 years later. In the meantime his brother and sister have built an empire of worlds.

The idea of the Lockstep is fascinating — it will make you wonder why no one has thought of it before.

It has a similar feel to Orson Scott Card’s Ender novels. I liked it a lot.

I’ve read 5 of Schroeder’s books. I previously reviewed his collection The Engine of Recall.

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