I absolutely agree - the very first page was very disappointing to read, with missing punctuation (particularly commas) and odd spacing (I'm hoping that these may be a result of the conversion to Kindle format, but I doubt it, as I have not seen this particular problem in other books). I also agree that the writing is (sad to say) fairly typical of a lot of the sci-fi books recently published by Amazon. The dialogue is often awkward and somewhat stilted - as you read it, it almost seems as if the author has not really listened to how people actually speak. I do believe that authors SHOULD pay attention to the critics, particularly when specific issues/errors are listed. There is a difference between, "I didn't like this book, and the author is an idiot!", and, "The book has numerous grammatical, spelling, and factual errors (and one would list some examples here) but has potential if the writing can be cleaned up and edited better." I plan to read further than what I have so far, but I really wish that more effort had been put into editing. Good luck to the author!