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Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,188,434 - Total Helpful Votes: 27 of 42
Empires ~ VNV Nation
Empires ~ VNV Nation
I'll keep this short and sweet: Dark pounding beats, elegent rhythm and beatiful sounds overlaid with edgy lyrics. Probably the best EBM album I've encountered, especially "Kingdom" - love it.
Revelation Space (GOLLANCZ S.F.) by Alastair Reynolds
Revelation Space (GOLLANCZ S.F.) by Alastair Reynolds
7 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Revelation space is a great ideas book, no question, the scale and detail of many of the concepts and contructs is breath-taking. It's just such a shame that the author writes like an overly enthusiastic 17-year old student. Info-dumps are all well and good, I'm thinking of Banks and Hamilton here, but they're always contextual and don't break the flow of the story, unlike Reynolds, who seems to get so swept up in some piece of hightech or superscience that he completely seems to forget that he's writting a novel.
His approach to non-linear storytelling, again akin to Banks's Use of Weapons or Excession, is handled clumsily and lacks the overall clarity of vision of other works… Read more
Broken Angels (GOLLANCZ S.F.) by Richard K. Morgan
Broken Angels (GOLLANCZ S.F.) by Richard K. Morgan
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Kovacs is back with a vengence and very rapidly, a grudge. If you have read Altered Carbon then you know what to expect here. The guns, the sex, the sleeves and the utter lack of a moral certainty. Excellent.
If high-pressure Cyberpunkesque SF is your thing then read this.
BTW - The story can be read without reading AC first, although that book would give a better grounding in the tech.

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