House of Suns
Six million years ago, at the dawn of the star-faring era, Abigail Gentian fractured herself into a thousand male and female clones, which she called shatterlings. But now, someone is eliminating the Gentian line. Campion and Purslane-two shatterlings who have fallen in love and shared forbidden... show more
Six million years ago, at the dawn of the star-faring era, Abigail Gentian fractured herself into a thousand male and female clones, which she called shatterlings. But now, someone is eliminating the Gentian line. Campion and Purslane-two shatterlings who have fallen in love and shared forbidden experiences-must determine exactly who, or what, their enemy is, before they are wiped out of existence.
Publish date: May 25th 2010
Publisher: Ace Books
Pages no: 568
Edition language: English
Sought escape in the far future and looked to Alastair Reynolds for the means. Was Not Disappointed. “House Of Suns” is yet another barnstorming performance from the man who, over the last 12 months or so, has become my favourite modern SF novelist.We follow, in alternating chapters, Campion and Pur...
This book held a lot of promise but I feel that ultimately it didn't really deliver. This is a far future hard science fiction novel where a young woman called Abigail Gentian who lived a good thousand years in our future cloned herself a thousand times (and varied her traits or at least the diffe...
House of Suns already has plenty of reviews. I agree the most with the review from William'sBookBlog. Compared to other sci fi, this novel is set in the distant future. For me that makes it harder to identify with that setting, but a story in such a distant future does have its own charms. And it's ...
Having not quite exhausted the Iain M Banks canon, I'd been looking for a new author to try, and found myself wandering round Foyles main bookshop in London, which has a decent-sized SF section. Maybe I'm a snob, but I was looking for something that wasn't obviously number 4 in a 6-book series. So...
I've been reading Alastair Reynolds' books for many years now, I don't exactly how many, I just know it's a bunch. I started with Revelation Space, continued through the books of the Revelation Space universe and I've since progressed onto his other works, Pushing Ice, Century Rain etc. and now Hous...