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This review is from: Redemption Ark (Gollancz S.F.) (Paperback)
I am vastly impressed with the writing of Alastair Reynolds. He manages to hold down a full time job as an astronomer for ESA, while writing 800 page science fiction novels in his spare time. But most impressively, his books keep getting better and better. I was very satsisfied with Revelation Space, Chasm City was an excellent sequel, but Redemption Ark simply blew me away.
The authors' trademarks of truly believable science, a great story arc and sudden unexpected plot twists remain as strong as ever in his third novel,.
I recommend this book highly, but do yourself a favour and start at the beginning with Revelation Space. Otherwise you won't be able to apprieciate way the author manages to tie in many threads and characters from the first two books in this one. Which really makes me wonder if he had the entire story planned, when he set out to write the first book. Whether he did or not, it's a monumental achievement.