My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I did enjoy Floating Worlds, though not as much as I expected to.
That isn’t to say it’s a particularly bad book, just that it never really seems to get going, with the main protagonist almost stumbling from one encounter to the next. While it’s true that she does have some level of autonomy, she seems to be caught up in events that leave her well out of her depth for much of the book, and there’s never any real sense that she has any control over the things that happen around her.
As one of the so-called classics of seventies science fiction I guess this is a book that all sci-fi fans should read; just don’t expect it to be particularly groundbreaking.