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Hull Zero Three - Greg Bear Full review here ... Greg Bear's Hull Zero Three is science fiction at its best: it is shaped by big ideas, is filled with technical puzzles, and asks questions about the future of humankind as well as the future of humanity (by "humankind" I mean the trajectory of DNA that includes our species; by "humanity," the moral and emotional components that have been carried along with that DNA for the last 50,000 years or so). It may be a little thin in characterization--like medieval and Renaissance allegory (and this book has definite echoes of "A Pilgrim's Progress"), its characters carry its ideas more than their own personalities. But Bear manages to keep the story interesting by allowing it unfold slowly, with much confusion and misinformation along the way.