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Having first read the superb `House of Suns', I couldn't wait to read more Alistair Reynolds and decided to go back to the beginning. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Willy Eckerslike
The start of a very long science fiction trilogy , with hard core science fiction fans in mind.Published 14 months ago by Spencer21
The depth of the science part of this fiction just keeps getting deeper and deeper, to dizzying heights. Great read.Published 15 months ago by Jonathan McKinnell
This was one of the first sci-fi books I ever read a number of years ago. I thoruougly enjoyed it and most (admittedly, not all) of the other books he wrote afterward. Read morePublished on July 17 2012 by Blazed Linen
A complex set of sub-plots add up to a generally enjoyable "read". As others have pointed out, character development is a bit spotty, but that doesn't relly detract in any... Read morePublished on Jan. 3 2010 by Malcolm
Alastair Reynolds work is not for the illiterate or impatient Star Wars/Star Trek serial reading types. His work stands head and hands above the mundane SF pulp that's out there. Read morePublished on Jan. 13 2009 by eater of books
I had never read Alastair Reynolds before. This book is a true wonder of science fiction, but it also stands very well on its own simply as a novel. Read morePublished on Jan. 2 2006 by Aldo Ferrante
This is appallingly written. Some gems:
"Fire burned in their minds too, but this was the unquenchable fire of being."
"'Assassination tools! Read more
I take issue with those who say that Reynolds can't write or is unimaginative. It's amazing writing, and one of the most creative books I've read in some time. Read morePublished on May 1 2004