Final Days - Gary Gibson Alas, a mess. The only thing that got me through to the end is the big SFnal apocalypse scenario, and we never do find out what thats all about. Theres a plot, but it makes no sense, and worse, isn't interesting. Theres lots and lots of characters, and none of them have a personality or, for the most part, even understandable goals. Stuff happens, then other stuff happens. A lot goes unresolved. Sub plots, minor characters and plot arcs get introduced and snuffed out at random, long before I formed any attachment to them, or even coherency. Theres some rather nice set pieces, like the aforementioned apocalypse and the alien planet iceberg drug labs of the opening, but thats about it.