It’s a big book, making a big splash in the world of SF. (Although I’ve never understood why the idiom ‘making a big splash’ is supposed to be a way of praising something. Doesn’t it make you think of something dropped off the edge of a cliff? Or into a toilet? Be honest. If an Olympic diver made a big splash, s/he’d lose points. When is it ever good to make a big splash?)
Anyway, not to get sidetracked.
So, you want to review it … you really do. But the conventional critical terminology just doesn’t seem adequate. The thing to do? Invent a new critical terminology (at least as far as SF criticism is concerned). [AR]