The Quiet War
Publish date: October 16th 2008
Pages no: 439
Edition language: English
Series: The Quiet War (#1)
Well deserving of its many accolades and awards, The Quiet War is a novel among those on the new hard science fiction frontier. McAuley artfully blends genetic engineering, artificial ecosystems, political intrigue, sociology, environment, economics, and space travel. The prose is direct and well cr...
Really, really enjoyed this book, though i'm not sure if it's really because it's outstandingly good (it's definitely plenty good though) or because it hits all my favorite space opera buttons - lots of extra terrestrial geography, fleets of spaceships, varied quasi posthuman space colonization, etc...
Paul McAuley’s The Quiet War was the second course in my “Presidents’ Day Brain Candy” Weekend (see my review of The Caryatids: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3398430), and I wound up liking it more than The Caryatids. That despite the fact that it suffered from a very slow beginning – I almost ...