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Blue Remembered Earth: Poseidon’s Children Book 1, Alistair Reynolds (Penguin Group/Gollancz 2012)

Blue Remembered Earth: Poseidon’s Children Book 1 is the newest novel by Alistair Reynolds. It’s exciting, intriguing, imaginative and as with most of Reynolds’ works, scientifically plausible. Though part of a series, it stands alone on it’s own. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes Science Fiction. Continue reading

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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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