Publish date: June 6th 2006
Publisher: Ace Hardcover
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
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...