I loved the world Aldiss created, it gave so much room for my imagination to play.

the characterization I'd say was the weakest aspect of the novel if I had to pick out something.. I wanted to root for Laintal Ay but nothing really hooked me... really wanted him to take charge and
somehow kill the phagors at the end

enjoyed the world immensely

What the hell happened at fish lake ??? why did all the phagors freeze?? what was the real reason? I guess i must of missed it!