Blue Remembered Earth by Alastair Reynolds
My rating: 4 of 5 stars Less galaxy and aeon spanning than some of Reynolds’s previous work, Blue Remembered Earth is nevertheless highly enjoyable. It’s a positive and very human tale of mankind’s future in space set some 150 years hence which is very reminiscent of Arthur C Clarke at his most optimistic and proficient (say Imperial Earth or The Fountains of Paradise). The...
The Prefect by Alastair Reynolds
My rating: 5 of 5 stars I don’t know why I missed this one on publication having previously devoured all of Alastair Reynolds’s output as soon as it had appeared but in some ways I am glad I did as it meant I had an unexpected bonus read before moving on to his latest novel. This is a welcome return to the Revelation Space series of novels and short stories and in many ways a...