I like writers who push the envelope and are adventurous. SF is not an easy genre to write in. Not only do you have to suspend disbelief on the science but also must get the right pitch on the human part of the story. I like writers who try and put in the effort to get it right knowing that the reading demographic is broad with all sorts of extreme outlyers. For me, “Old Equations” is well worth the read, easily a 4 out of 5. It encourages you to read it all the way through to find out what the author has prepared to resolve the initial premise. And it stakes out real estate in your mind well after the reading with followup questions and ideas.