Saturday, 22 August 2009

Century Rain

by Alistair Reynolds (978-0575076914)

Alistair Reynolds is still by far my favourite author and he never fails to amaze and surprise me. I've said it before, and I'm sure I'll say it again, but nothing else he's written, for me, gets anywhere near as good as his Revelation Space series. I'm sure it's just the lack of scope of a stand alone novel compared to a series.

I enjoyed Century Rain, but I don't think I'll read it again. The ending was rather cliché and I think I'd rather have seen the bad guys win for a change, although it wasn't clear to me when they were trying to wipe out the ALS, I probably missed it somewhere. This book is a lot easier to follow than the Revelation Space novels.

In a few books time I'll be reading House of Suns. Hopefully this will live up to Revelation Space.

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