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Shadow Captain (Revenger series book 2) by Alastair Reynolds (book review).

December 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
Shadow Captain (Revenger series book 2) by Alastair Reynolds (book review).

There are two schools of thought regarding space travel in fiction. One is to stick to the science as we know it and keep the space-going vessels below the speed of light, the other is to embrace the idea that we will eventually find ways to breech the light-speed barrier either by developing the technology […]

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Elysium Fire by Alastair Reynolds (book review).

January 25, 2018 | By | Reply More
Elysium Fire by Alastair Reynolds (book review).

I have found all of Alastair Reynolds’ ‘Revelation Space’ books and short stories to be wonderfully atmospheric and perpetually gripping and, out of all of them, the standalone novel ‘The Prefect’, featuring Prefect Tom Dreyfus, was my favourite. On his website, Alastair Reynolds had made a comment that he thought it unlikely that he would […]

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Slow Bullets by Alastair Reynolds (book review).

March 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Slow Bullets by Alastair Reynolds (book review).

‘Slow Bullets’ is the second of Alastair Reynolds’ novellas I’ve read recently, the other being ‘The Iron Tactician’ and, like that book, the scope of the tale comes across just as vast as his much fatter novels, with a sense of history and scale that place the tale as part of something far larger. In […]

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The Iron Tactician by Alastair Reynolds (book review).

February 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Iron Tactician by Alastair Reynolds (book review).

I haven’t read any of Alastair Reynolds’ previous stories about interplanetary traveller Merlin, but in ‘The Iron Tactician’ we have a novella of almost 100 pages that give enough hints about his background and that of the galaxy he inhabits to make previous knowledge unnecessary. The book is intriguing enough, though, that I now want […]

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On The Steel Breeze (Poseidon’s Children book 2) by Alastair Reynolds (book review).

February 11, 2015 | By | 3 Replies More
On The Steel Breeze (Poseidon’s Children book 2) by Alastair Reynolds (book review).

The trilogy is a strange creature and is constantly evolving. The original concept was to have three books all telling the same events but from radically different points of view. The framework was concise and enclosed. Then readers and publishers wanted more of characters they had come to love. Authors, too, discovered more that they […]

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