Tag Archives: Technology

Terminal World, Alistair Reynolds (ACE Books {US}/Gollance{UK};2010)

Terminal World is an enjoyable action novel that combines elements of Science Fiction with Steampunk to come up with an interesting new world. It takes place in a world dominated by “zones” that physically limit the degree of technology that works in the region. Central to these zones is the city of Spearpoint, a spire rising from a flat plain to heights beyond the atmosphere. At the base of this pinnacle only preindustrial technology works, but as one ascends so does the level of technology until one at last reaches the ultratech level of the post-human Angels. When a pathologist named Quillion receives a message from an angel dying of zone sickness, it forces the doctor to leave the city and enter the wild lands of mixed tech zones beyond. Continue reading

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Posted in Cyberpunk, Post Modern, Ripping Yarn, Science Fiction, Steampunk, Ultratech, Unique or Imaginative World | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Odyssey, Jack McDevitt (ACE Books/Penguin)

Odyssey, the new novel by Jack McDevitt, is set in the universe previously visited in Chindi and Omega. It combines solid Sci-Fi exploration with present day commentary in way I found intriguing and delightful. A great read for anyone who enjoys Spce Exploration, real or imagined. Continue reading

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The Prefect, Alistair Reynolds (US:Ace/UK: Gollancz)

A review of The Prefect, by Alistair Reynolds (Science Fiction, New Space Opera, Espionage, Mystery, Ripping Yarn, Strong Characters): The Prefect is a stand alone novel and the most recent offering by Reynolds in his Revelation Space Universe. It is also arguably his best novel to date. Continue reading

Posted in Crime Thriller, Espionage, Hard SciFi, Mystery, New Space Opera, Post Modern, Ripping Yarn, Science Fiction, Series, Strong Characters, Thoughtful, Unique or Imaginative World | Tagged , , , , | 11 Comments