Personally, I know that I am more of a English/History than a Science/Math person, so, for people like me, stories like this one can be a tad overwhelming. I feel like Broderick was under the assumption that most individuals that choose to read this story would know what the many scientific theories and references meant just from their own common knowledge. For me, I had to Google many unfamiliar terms such as "the Fermi Paradox". I found this paradox interesting once I looked it up, but I think that as an author Broderick could have reached more readers by including at least a vague, tiny explanations for many of these terms.
I also thought that the language of the story made it hard to read. For instance, we obviously have a futuristic-esque space station on Saturn. But, there were entire sentences describing futuristic features of the station by using other futuristic features of the station. As in, the description of his station was still things I had trouble comprehending. Now, don't misunderstand, I give him kudos for such a creative concept, it's just my opinion that he could have made his picture a little more clear for me.
All in all, I just found this story to be pretty frustrating for me to read. I had to put it down a few times just to take a break, and my boyfriend could not stop laughing at the perplexed look on my face while I was reading it. I think the creativity of the story was incredible, I just really think that Broderick could have made a few adjustments to the story to make it easier for people like me to grasp.
Did anyone else have issues with this story?