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Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 2 years ago
Gareth Powell's first novel punches above its (159 page) weight on ideas, plot and credible people I came to Gareth Powell via his "Ragged Alice" stand-alone novel and his "Embers Of War" galaxy-spanning epic Science Fiction trilogy. He's on my 'read whatever he writes' list, so when I saw that hi...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 2 years ago
"Light of Impossible Stars" is a deeply satisfying read that does something very rare: it ends a trilogy in a way that not only doesn't disappoint but excites and surprises. I loved the first two books in this trilogy, "Embers Of War" and "Fleet of Knives" so I'd pre-ordered the final book and div...
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This was initially irritating and disappointing because it felt like nothing more than a blend of Iain Banks and Alastair Reynolds pastiche. As it went on, it became at least a compelling story, but the characters suffered from being more defined by exposition than actions. Nod, the actually somewha...
bigfootmurf
bigfootmurf rated it 3 years ago
‘Dark Spires’ is a place themed anthology and the place themed is Wessex in the south-west of England. Despite having the Queen’s third son as its Earl, Wessex is not an actual political entity but a region largely made famous by the novels of Thomas Hardy. There was a Kingdom of Wessex back in the ...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 3 years ago
"Embers Of War" is a perfectly executed Space Opera, on the kind of scale I normally see from Iain M Banks or Alister Reynolds. It's gritty and fast and has a colourful cast of characters: the AI of a Carnivore class warship who has developed a conscience and gone into the rescue business, two spi...
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