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Terminal World by Alastair Reynolds
Terminal World by Alastair Reynolds
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable if unusual!, 6 Oct 2012
This represents something of a departure for Al, but don't rule it out because of that. It is set in a non-Revelation Space universe and at a far lower tech level than any of that series. Whilst the premise is a bit weak at times, the story is fast paced and carries the reader through. Many of the characters are less than pleasant, but for those used to Reynolds this will come as no shock. An entertaining read.
The Prefect (GOLLANCZ S.F.) by Alastair Reynolds
The Prefect (GOLLANCZ S.F.) by Alastair Reynolds
This book drags a bit at times, but is otherwise sound. It fills in a number of gaps in the other Revelation Space books whilst delivering an absorbing read. There are the usual cast of less than nice characters mixed with some that you develop some sympathy for. Those unfamiliar with the RS series may get slightly lost at times re the tech discussed, but if you bear with it most things get some explanation.
Against A Dark Background by Iain M. Banks
Against A Dark Background by Iain M. Banks
4.0 out of 5 stars Darkly amusing!, 6 Oct 2012
This isn't his best piece of work, but is still a good read, exhibiting the huge breadth of imagination Banks is famous for, with interesting characters. Worth buying.