"An exciting climax to a strong series."
The war between mankind and the Fallers goes unabated as
humanity's enemy still ignores any transmissions from their
opponents. If anything, the hostilities are turning worse
at least for humans as it looks inevitable that the Fallers
are going to win. An alien victory means the end of
humanity because no one survives a battle let alone a war
with the enigmatic Fallers.
The taste of defeat leads to an earthly coup with the new
leader apparently willing to use a "not of this earth"
doomsday machine (that the Fallers also possess) to
annihilate the enemy. However, not everyone agrees with
the wisdom of deploying a device not fully understood as to
its ramifications and most likely will also rip the space-
time continuum. Physicist Capelo, Major Kaufman, and
sensitive Grant try a Hail Mary ploy to communicate with
the Fallers before the galaxy as it is relatively known is
ripped asunder forever.
The final novel in the "Probability" trilogy (see
PROBABILITY SUN and PROBABILITY MOON) is an exciting climax
to a strong series. The story line of PROBABILITY SPACE
can stand alone yet brings closure that will please fans of
the series and coax newcomers to seek out the previous
books. Though the probability of some of the events
occurring as written seems statistically unreliable, Nancy
Kress furbishes a strong climax to a delightfully
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted September 7, 2002