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by Alastair Reynolds
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The Professor
The Professor rated it 3 years ago
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...
Tannat rated it 3 years ago
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...
Koolveld'sList rated it 6 years ago
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 ...
William's Book Blog
William's Book Blog rated it 8 years ago
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...
Books 'n Stuff
Books 'n Stuff rated it 8 years ago
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...
moonic rated it 8 years ago
It took a chapter or two to warm up, but it is a brilliant book!
Expat rated it 9 years ago
A fantastic story with wonderful characters woven together across millions of years and civilizations.
Book Ramblings
Book Ramblings rated it 10 years ago
"I had already seen dozens of empires come and go, blossoming and fading like lilies on a pond, over and over, seasons without end. Many of those empires were benevolent and welcoming, but others were inimical to all outside influences. It made no difference to their longevity. The kind empires with...
SF Fan Man
SF Fan Man rated it 10 years ago
This is the kind of novel Reynolds was meant to write. Full of big ideas and wow scenarios. An unusual and entertaining focal character. A charming robot who's just a little bit quirky. A love story that transcends millenia. And a trip to another galaxy. The author puts it all together in a co...
Amadan na Briona
Amadan na Briona rated it 11 years ago
My first Alastair Reynolds novel, I found this to be a pretty good stand-alone space opera that avoids some of the usual tropes of the genre. Humans are alone in the galaxy -- the many civilizations populating the galaxy are far future posthumans evolved from the original human race. There is no FTL...
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