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5.0 out of 5 stars The first book of a great new SF Series., 16 Nov 2000
This review is from: Cosmonaut Keep: Engines of Light: Book One (Hardcover)
Cosmonaut Keep is the opening gambit of what promises to be a complex, and very entertaining new SF series. The entwined timelines of Matt and Gregor Cairns bounce the reader from the near future to 10,000 light years away but still manages to keep the tension high and the readers interest fully intact. I read this book in one sitting despite being jet-lagged from a trans-atlantic flight and was very dissapointed when I realised that I had only a few pages to go before I finished; in fact I really wish that there had been some information concerning the publication date of the next book included on the final page. Plot and politics are what Ken MacLeod does best and he only gets better with each new book. Cosmonaut Keep was inspired by some of the work of the late Chris Boyce and includes a premise that may have a few SETI reseachers slapping their foreheads with a Homer Simpsonesque "Doh", meanwhile the ordinary reader can groove on Macleods rich narative and cracking plot. For whatever reason the book differs from the blurb put out by the publishers but that does not detract from the book itself.
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