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House of Suns, Alistair Reynolds (ACE Science Fiction, 2010; Gollancz, 2008)

House of Suns is the award winning novel by one of my favorite authors, Alistair Reynolds. As with many of his works, it combines mystery with Science Fiction in an Ultratech future with realistic Science. (For an indepth review, go to: sophyanempire.wordpress.com)
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Century Rain, Alistair Reynolds (ACE Books/Gollancz)

Century Rain is a noir espionage novel of the Cold War variety, with nanotech death machines and wormholes to give it a new twist. Though not Reynold’s best work, I enjoyed it thoroughly once I realized that any similarities to his other books is purely superficial. I really enjoyed this book, and I promise it has nothing to do with the fact that one of the protagonists is an archaeologist (though that didn’t hurt). Continue reading

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