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Absolution Gap (GOLLANCZ S.F.) by Alastair Reynolds
Absolution Gap (GOLLANCZ S.F.) by Alastair Reynolds
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very good space opera, 18 Jan 2005
Opinion seems to be divided on this book and I can see why (minor spoilers)
What I liked
The characters are fantastic, especially if you have read the two previous books and are aware of their backgrounds. What other book features a morally questionable hybrid human-pig lead character ??
The descriptions of the technologies used are superb. They are all extrapolated (to the extreme) from common themes in modern-day theoretical physics and science (nano-bots, quantum mechanics, string theory, etc) which somehow makes them more believable. He has obviously spent time thinking how technology could evolve and the impact that it would have on the human… Read more

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