The second story in this pair of novellae I would describe as being worth a read; Alastair Reynolds is always elegant and never fails to impress. However it is the first tale which is truly a gem.
Diamond Dogs is a demanding, thrilling read from start to finish. The plot and characterizations owe much to Victorian Gothic horror novels, while the setting is pure contemporary science fiction. The denouement is truly spine chilling and the ending stays with you a long, long time. Possibly one of the best short stories I have ever read.Go on, give yourself a treat!Diamond Dogs, Turquoise Days: Tales from the Revelation Space Universe (Gollancz S.F.)