The female character became very understated and subjected at that point. This seems very anti-Clarke.
Many concepts faded rather than having been elaborated.
The ending was rather abruptly happy.
The story overplayed the role of humans being the super-best species in the universe and christianity being the superior religion.
I feel that some of the technological wording was told from the viewpoint of someone who had not fully grokked.
This book did not feel like Rama or 2001 stories; however, it was worth 8 hours of reading.
It puts me off from wanting to read and of Fred Pohl's books. I wish Clarke could have been alive to finish it.