Another sprawling galactic space opera.,
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This review is from: Stealing Light (Kindle Edition)
A solidly constructed addition to the modern space opera genre.
Plenty of other reviews go into great depth.
So what is good - it reminds me of early - Alastair Reynolds and some of Peter Hamiltons works.
Its maybe not quite as polished as either of these , but the plot is solid and theres plenty of action.
theres cosmic import - megayear backstory, cosmic alien threats, hackers, cyborgs etc.
What gripes - not much really - its good - but maybe all my negatives are only because im comparing it to these other contemporary writers who write similar stuff. Ten years ago this would have been groundbreaking - now its riding the coattails of other writers success. That doesn diminish whats a solid good read. But it leaves you comparing it to its obvious inspirations.
Anyhow - if you like Reynolds - its more similar to that than other works. its not as violent or as nihilistic as Asher, and its not as compelling as Hamilton, but its a decent read at a great price point on kindle and better than 95% of the other stuff out there.