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Not in the Top League of SF
on 23 October 2014
Gary Gibson novels have imagination and pace, but sadly fall short on actual writing skill. The grammar is suspect, characters are ill-defined and shallow and lack the individual phraseology I'd expect from a top novelist; the limited prose is simplistic and jarringly repetitive. The plot has holes you could drive a bus through that are crudely papered over with phrases such as "by an amazing coincidence..." and "as luck would have it...", etc.
His style reminds me a lot of Dan Brown; but then Dan Brown has done all right for himself so who is to say Gary Gibson won't do well? Only time will tell.