Very, very clever--Munroe's style, if not particularly profound, at the very least scintillates. I've just emerged from an immersion in the s.f. of forty to seventy years ago and find that
A. Every speculative fiction novel is now an excuse for weird sex scenes
B. The average writer's ability to form an imaginative sentence has improved vastly from the days of Clark and Sturgeon.
This novel is a good example of both.