This book was intriguing as it was written in a style I don't read very often (and it was written quite a while ago). Half written as flashbacks, the full story really isn't revealed or intertwined fully until the last few pages, which made it a very interesting read. There were some reflections on alien life, social commentary, musings on the possibilities of gods versus psychoses, and could easily have been turned into a series. But this was back when series weren't required from writers of sci-fi and fantasy, so it was kept short. I'd love to read more in the universe.