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A very clever reworking of the seed ship concept - Brilliant.,
This review is from: Hull Zero Three (Paperback)
What an absolutely cracking read! A fast paced action/mystery set on a deep space seed ship with a theme slightly reminiscent of Christopher Nolan's excellent film `Memento' insofar as the main protagonist has had various degrees of success in achieving a less than obvious goal through countless lifetimes, each time recording his actions for his next incarnation. This is probably the fastest paced sci-fi book I have ever read; I really did not want to put it down and the far from obvious mystery very slowly unfolds so that the reader, through the experiences of the main characters, has no clue as to the eventual outcome. Even the confusingly disjointed beginning makes perfect sense, cleverly portraying the utter disorientation of the main character following his `birth'. The atmosphere and tension are maintained consistently, visualisation of the setting is superb and Bear's original twist on the old seed ship concept is brilliant.
All-in-all, an absolutely brilliant book and it is great to see Greg Bear, one of my favourite authors, return to his earlier work's level of excellence.