Publish date: June 6th 2006
Publisher: Ace Hardcover
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
“There’s something out there that doesn’t welcome the curious. You’re going to meet it.” The novel Gentry Lee’s “Rama II” desperately wishes it could be. Janus, one of the moons of Saturn, suddenly decides to say sayonara to the solar system and what follows ranges from two friends falling out to th...
Alastair Reynolds is like a sci-fi triple threat, big “SFnal ideas”, unpredictable plot, and well developed characters, all wrapped up in very readable narrative. After reading six books by him I now feel like I can always come back to him a “reliable author” for a good reading experience. One of th...
I am torn between three and four stars for this one, I lean toward three I suppose. This was not my favorite Reynolds novel by any stretch. I thought the science and science fictional ideas were brilliant as always. I found the characters and dialogue to be a bit too by-the-numbers for my taste. Odd...
Unabridged, and read by John Lee.The premise looks exciting doesn't it.LATER The Promise in the Premise is a bit like The Chalice from the Palace
This novel starts like a "future history" story, where cometary mining is economically viable but dangerous and "the United Economic Entities" rule the world - apart from China, which is ostracised because it still experiments with nano-technology. Soon after it becomes an Alien Artifact story, rem...