i mean the other thing is if you're writing a series it probably means you don't know how the whole story you want to tell is going to go which means it's probably going to have a soggy midsection or a terrible ending and i don't have time for that shit
also and this is purely psychological: sci-fi books do this a lot and sci-fi books are fucking terrible at marketing to me, like i really like sci-fi but it's so hard for me to tell based on the marketing of most sci-fi books if they're going to be like, any good. like yeah people say good things about them but people have bad opinions all the time. i stopped trusting recommendations when i played nier automata.
@prophet_goddess probably more likely than not that you wouldn't like gideon, honestly