I wanted to like this concluding volume of Robinson’s trilogy more than I did–in fact, parts were very good. What holds me back and reduces my rating is primarily the naive politics, often expressed in unbelievable blog “chats” by the President of the US. The conspiracy suspense story is fun and exciting. The “domestic” drama of a father trying to do right by his young sons also good. The science in the science fiction is plausible and the effects of global climate change all-too likely. Then there is the unlikely resolution to all-things China that spoils much of the end of the book. I do like the weaving of Buddhism, science, and real politik. And the characters are complex and interesting.