Picked this up years ago, didn't realize it was the first book in a series. I greatly enjoyed this story, from the space opera aliens and rapid promotions to the nanobots and discussions of physics. Could the attack on the Whaidians foreshadow an attack on Earth in later books? It would certainly seem so.
Those who know me know I'm not a fan of a series - second books that are just marking time between the first and third, etc. This book would be find as a standalone novel, and yet I am drawn to read more from this universe in particular and this author in general. Well done!