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4.0 out of 5 stars Superluminal Hyperbole
Gary Gibson's 'Nova War' is the second part of the Shoal Sequence trilogy. Part One is Stealing Light. It doesn't make a lot of sense to read this without first having read Stealing Light.

It is a classic Space Opera, spanning the galaxy, leaping from spiral arm to spiral arm but, like it's predecessor, it really could have done with a bit more active editing -...
Published on 1 Sep 2009 by Diziet

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3.0 out of 5 stars The plot thickens...
The preceding volume to this one, Stealing Light, culminated in the human protagonists, Dakota Merrick and Lucas Corso, fleeing an exploding star having discovered the dark secret that a superluminal drive could force a sun to go nova, making it a phenomenal weapon. They ended up in a system controlled by the Bandati, a race whose social organisation resembles that of...
Published on 12 Sep 2009 by T. McAuley


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5.0 out of 5 stars Space opera -excellente, 29 Nov 2010
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Sanna (Helsinki, Finland) - See all my reviews
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Second book in Shoal trilogy by Gary Gibson.
Looking good so far, but one can't quite tell untill the whole saga is read...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Help where has this new writer came from, 19 Sep 2010
Not many writers have appeared in science fiction who can balance reality with fiction, species with evolution, but Mr Gibson manages it all admirably. Eagerly we await his evolution and development to enter the world of sci fi greats.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A pleasingly good sequel, 19 Aug 2010
I admit I approached this sequel to Stealing Light with a little trepidation. I enjoyed that so much I went and read his first two novels, and was frankly disappointed. But I needn't have worried - Nova War is the novel of an author who has hit his stride. I look forward to number 3 in the sequence. Gibson is definitely a rising star.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The plot thickens, 20 Feb 2010
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Iban Mirones Truan "eperdi" (Bizkaia, Spain) - See all my reviews
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In this second volume Dakota and Corso find out how deep the derelict's history goes. The plot gets more and more interesting that you have to keep reading, I'd say that in this second volume the reading gets more addictive and gets you begging for the next....
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good opus of fast packed action and a coherent universe, 14 Oct 2010
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Original, fast-paced and well-ploted space op', the Shoal trilogy has affirmed Gibson as a mature SciFi author.
Second in the trilogy, Nova War extends the plot to a new depth, introducing new terrifying aliens and highly destructive technology.
If maybe not as enjoyable as Reynolds or Asher comparable works, it still is a page-turner and i have to rate it high
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5.0 out of 5 stars 60 Second Review, 14 Oct 2009
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This is a highly sophisticated, hard core sci-fi novel. Mind bending concepts and a great story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A gripping, thrilling tale, 30 Aug 2012
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Nova War is a beautifully written space opera with terrific inventions and captivating characters. It's science fiction at its best. My compliments to the author!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nova War, 1 Sep 2011
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A good follow up to Stealing Light. Recommended! Empire of Light (Book 3) finishes the tale off well. A worthwhile trilogy.
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