I looked up the author of a Night at the Opera, after listening to it on the Podcast. This is her first book in a series of three I think. It's good but it has so much detail I'm overwhelmed by it. Too many characters but if it's a series you do need to introduce them all. I'm only about half way through it and this was written in the early 90s where we liked all the detail. I'm not totally turned off of the writing so I will finish and at least I don't feel stupid like I did with Chiang's stories.