AE - the alternative would be to wait a week and then get Alastair Reynolds' new book, 'Terminal World', when it comes out on 13 March.
Also, it's not a space opera, so may appeal to those who have contributed to this thread who were put off by his choice of sub-genre.
The Prefect is a stand alone novel set in the Revelation Space universe but taking place some time before any of the "current" events in the main trilogy.
Hmm, that means spending money, which we dont have! Plus I dont really want to buy a book by an author I'm not sure of.
Well I have his Diamond Dogs, Turqouise Days to read sometime.I'd recommend Galactic North for you AE35Unit. It's a series of short stories all set in the Revelation Space universe. You'd be able to get a feel for this Future History and see if you like Alastairs writing.
How does Reynolds stack up against other SF writers of the last 25 years? Hamilton, Scalzi, Simmons, Vinge, others?
I've started Revelation Space (well, 300 pages in, its a big book!). I'm enjoying it a good deal. I like many things about it, particularly the complex plot, the notion of Ultras, slower-than-light travel (what a breath of fresh air that is), the general tone, and the high quality of the writing. Why did it take me so long to get to Reynolds? Too many good writers out there I guess.clovis-man said:If you just read through all the posts in this thread you may get a pretty good idea. But in brief: Equal to or better than all of them with the possible exception of Iain M. Banks.AndrewT said:How does Reynolds stack up against other SF writers of the last 25 years? Hamilton, Scalzi, Simmons, Vinge, others?
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