I'd do nothing but reading if I could (ok, maybe eat some great food, buy some fancy shoes between two books...oh, and spend some quality time with the gorgeous guy I married while I am on reading-break anyway...)
Too much explanations, too much tech talk, not enough story.
It was not a bad book at all - it just couldn't hold my interest enough.
I stopped reading just as a kind of story started - a bit too late for me.
I am in search for a good space opera/scifi/fantasy series, but this won't be it.