By Alistair Reynolds
I loved Zima Blue even more than House of Suns. The standout stories in this collection are those based around the Merlin character. Superb space opera from the master. Not every story is a winner and a couple of them are conduits for explaining science. In some places modified humans are back and there's space travel and extension of the human life span. All the classic Reynolds winners. I only have Terminal World left to read now, so Alistair needs to get on and write something else!